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They Were There: Jerry Reuss
The 220-game winner looks back at his early days with the Cardinals and Astros, his peak years with the Dodgers, and an endearing hobby photographing old ballparks.
2013: Coming on Strong
After two years of internal misery, the Boston Red Sox come together and give an emotional lift to a wounded city with an inspirational championship effort.
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...
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 on YouTube
Shortly after Dock Ellis was interviewed about pitching a 1970 no-hitter while under the influence of LSD, artist James Blagden and No Mas teamed up to create this entertaining and edgy illustrative recreation of Ellis' controversial achievement with his interview serving as a narration.
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.
Who's Going to Win the NL MVP?
The Week That Was in Baseball: Five potential new homes for Giancarlo Stanton that would be really, really interesting; The best and worst players and teams in August; The ice cream sandwich that ended Jesus Montero's year—and possibly the career of a scout. All this and more, including AT&T Park's 100th Splash Hit, two Japanese high schoolers throwing 50 innings (in one game!), Pictures of Randy Johnson's house that's on the market and our picks for the Best and Worst of the Week!
Now Playing: The Ballparks
New from This Great Game, The Ballparks is an unrivaled review of major league ballparks past and present, detailing their political, logistical, and aesthetic histories—and how they impacted their cities, fans, teams and players. Start by reading through the ballparks' historical eras, or check out our inaugural batch of specific ballparks, including San Francisco's beautiful AT&T Park or the occasional deathtrap known as Baker Bowl in Philadelphia.
An Open Letter to Baseball
Re: Expanded Video Review
An honest, heartfelt letter to the powers that be behind baseball’s failing version of comprehensive video review—and how our concept can fix it.
The Ten Greatest Orioles Hitters
Long before the Orioles became the Orioles, George Sisler was a one-of-a-kind threat for the ancestral St. Louis Browns—but does he tower on the franchise’s roll call of hitting greats, or will that honor belong to Baltimore-bound stars of lore such as the reliable Eddie Murray, the post-“old 30” Frank Robinson or the tireless Cal Ripken Jr.? Find out now!
1924 A Couple Bad Hops Better
A tightly contested World Series climaxes when an 18-year old rookie watches two ground balls hop wildly over his head in the seventh game, resulting in the Washington Senators' first, last and only championship.
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