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The 10 Best Hitters of the 1960s
This Great Game ListsPitchers may have had the upper hand during a decade where batting averages gradually sank to record lows, but a banner crop of legendary hitters still made for a glorious time at the ballpark.


Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2018 Season in Review
This Great Game OpinionA look back at the best, worst and most surprising players and teams during the 2018 major league season—and our picks for the year's postseason awards, if we had a vote.


They Were There: Don Mossi
Dick HydeFormer pitcher Don Mossi talks of his struggles trying to break the Indians' vaunted rotation of the 1950s, losing to the Giants in the 1954 World Series, and his later baseball life with the Tigers and A's.


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.


2018 Wrenching With Tradition
2018: Wrenching With TraditionSaddled with a small payroll, lousy ballpark and small crowds, the Tampa Bay Rays think out of the box and develop the concept of "bullpenning," a potentially revolutionary method that works—and therefore gets the attention of other major league teams.


The Ballparks: Progressive Field
The Ballparks: Progressive FieldThe Cleveland Indians once played at Municipal Stadium, an aging monstrosity often referred to as the “Mistake by the Lake.” Those few who showed up to watch the Tribe saw them as clueless yet lovable losers. But when Jacobs (later Progressive) Field opened in 1994, not only did the Indians’ fortunes turn in a positive direction, so did the psyche of Clevelanders. Not a bad turnaround for a city once laughingly looked upon by outsiders as a decayed, national joke.


A Look Back on December, 2018
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The Cooperstown election of Harold Baines gives renewed Hall-of-Fame life to very good players everywhere; The Mariners trade, get sued, trade, rename their yard, and trade; Paul Gokdschmidt, ex-Diamondback; The Rays' search for a new home starts from scratch. Check it out!


MLB’s Five Most Handicapped Franchises
This Great Game Lists Not all baseball teams are created equal. Front offices are sometimes to blame, but there are some teams stuck with handicaps that are not of their own making. Some of these obstacles can be overcome. Others can’t. Here are five teams whose external long-term burdens are among the heaviest.


The 10 Greatest Boston Red Sox Hitters
Jim RiceMookie Betts has emerged into one of the finest hitters to wear a Boston uniform, but has he yet to crack this list of stellar talents topped by the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice? Find out now!


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