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If We Picked the 2018 MLB All-Stars...
This Great Game OpinionEric and Ed wade through the field of current baseball greatness and determine their choices for this year's All-Star Game. Take a look and see if you agree.


They Were There: Dick Hyde
Dick HydeSubmarine-style reliever Dick Hyde discusses how he came to love the pitch, hate the Yankees and recall his favorite year.


Researching The Comebacker, Our Baseball Diary
The Comebacker Since 2008, we've provided a day-by-day account of everything related to Major League Baseball, and then some. Go back into recent times and relive (or learn, for the first time) baseball as it happened.


About This Great Game: How We Got From There to Here
Major League Baseball: The Twentieth Century cover The story of how This Great Game has evolved over two decades, from a modest datebook to an ambitious coffee table book to the popular web site it is today.


TGG Links: Because We Know What You'll Like
Our short list below for the most visible, valuable and curious baseball resources for fans and researchers of all ages.


The Ballparks: Globe Life Park
The Ballparks: Globe Life ParkWhen the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Arlington took in the Texas Rangers in 1972, it welcomed them to an overgrown minor league facility that did the team’s karma no good (read: no postseason) for 22 years. Then it built what’s now Globe Life Park, and the magic arrived in the form of four first-place finishes in its first six years. It’s certainly overtime fun for employees “working” in the business offices behind the center-field fence.


The 10 Best Pitchers of the 1930s
This Great Game Lists A new decade meant a new hope for a diverse group of talented pitchers who, in the 10 previous years, had been constantly performing a duck-and-cover routine from a nonstop barrage of offensive firepower as the live ball was unleashed upon them. The 1930s would not signal a return to the good ‘ol days of the deadball—that was never coming back—but at least balance was achieved between pitcher and hitter.


A Look Back on July, 2018
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: It's an epidemic of position players taking the mound to save bullpen arms—but is it really a good thing?; Mike Trout tells the advertising agencies to bug off; Two Home Run Derbys for the price of one (well, okay, make that two) in D.C.; If you're a young and talented major leaguer with an insensitive past, you might want to erase those old tweets. All this and much more, including our picks for Best and Worst of the Month, check it out!


2017 Astronomical!
2017: Astronomical!The Houston Astros ride the long flights of record-breaking home run totals to defeat the favored Los Angeles Dodgers in an exhilarating and exhausting seven-game World Series—making good on a three-year-old prediction by Sports Illustrated magazine.



The Five Greatest Houston Astros Pitchers
Mike ScottNo one could touch Mike Scott for a time during the 1980s, but does he top this esteemed list of Astros pitching greats? Or could it be J.R. Richard, the flamethrowing artist cut down at the height of his career? Or Roy Oswalt, who tamed the hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park? Find out now!


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