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A Look Back on November, 2019
The ComebackerThe Month That Was in Baseball: Bang the garbage lid slowly for the Astros, who may be in big trouble as a sign-sealing scandal gets exposed; The MLB postseason awards yields some close results; Rise of the female coaches. All this and more, check it out!


They Were There: Ed Roebuck
Ed Roebuck The former pitcher opens up on his times with both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and his status as baseball’s fungo king.


Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2019 Season in Review
This Great Game Opinion It’s our annual look back at the highs, lows and in-between’s of all 30 teams in 2019, as we name the best, worst, most surprising and downright oddest from the regular season—wrapping up with the choices of TGG’s Ed Attanasio and myself for the major season awards, if we had a vote.


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 2010s, Revisited:


The 2010s: Ranking MLB Teams, From Worst to First
This Great Game ListsIn a decade in which the fortunes of MLB teams swung wildly like an out-of-control pendulum—thanks in great part to the concept of tanking—here’s our breakdown of each ballclub, from the #30 spot to Number One.



The Wildest Wild Pitches of the 2010s
This Great Game OpinionSeriously—did that really happen? A look back at some of the craziest things that took place in the baseball world during this past decade. It’s wildest of the wild, the oddest of the odd, the most ironic and OMG-worthy—all for your amusement.


The 10 Best Pitchers of the 2010s
This Great Game ListsWas the 2010s a time for the trumpet to cry Taps for the starting pitcher? As the concept of the traditional rotation continued to trend toward possible obsolescence, these 10 aces delivered with old-time magic from the mound.



The 10 Best Hitters of the 2010s
This Great Game ListsAfter several decades in which baseball’s top players were soaked in scandal and screw-you attitudes, we finally come to the 2010s and a refreshing change of pace. A kinder, gentler culture prevailed in major league clubhouses, with players keeping team chemistry upbeat while stiff-arming the chemistry of steroids; with one notable exception, this list is a solid reflection of that mindset.


The Ballparks: Globe Life Park
The Ballparks: Globe Life ParkIt seemed like it opened yesterday, but the home of the Texas Rangers since 1994 has closed it doors as the team prepares a move into a more climate-controlled facility next door. Here’s a look back at the history of Globe Life Park, from its political origins to its gaudy architecture to its well-earned reputation as a hitter’s ballpark.


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.


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