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The 10 Best Hitters of the 1970s
This Great Game ListsIn a volatile decade that saw the abolition of the reserve clause and the ensuing birth of modern free agency, the game’s status quo on the field was shaken up by a new breed of players that didn’t necessarily have home runs on the brain.


Can the Teasers of 2018 Prove They Belong in 2019?
This Great Game OpinionOur 12th edition of the Teasers, looking at 10 ballplayers who got their first taste of the major league life late last year—and their chances of sticking around this season.


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.


Baseball 2019: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
This Great Game OpinionHave major league teams made our jobs of predicting this year’s winners and losers easier? Will the precious few teams who've actually made improvements—while most everyone else sits it out until 2020 or beyond—benefit in the standings for the upcoming season? Check out what we think, and see if you agree.


The Ballparks: Forbes Field
The Ballparks: Forbes FieldRemoved from downtown Pittsburgh’s choking smoke and untamed rivers, elegant Forbes Field was built in a vernal, cultural paradise on the outskirts of town, where three was the magic number—from three Pirates world titles to Babe Ruth’s last three homers to the last tripleheader to all those triples. Wagner, Kiner and Clemente could all agree that excitement was never in short supply at the Old Lady of Schenley Park.


A Look Back on February, 2019
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Collusion? Manny Machado and Bryce Harper get the deals they wanted; MLB winds up the pitch clocks for spring training; Remembering the lives and careers of Frank Robinson, Don Newcombe and Bob Friend. All of this and much more, check it out!


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.


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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