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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 10 Best Pitchers of the 1930s
This Great Game Lists These 10 major league hitting stars benefitted from the live-ball era’s push into the 1930s, as offensive achievements still ruled over those of the pitchers. Find out which legends represent this star-studded list.


A Look Back on June, 2018
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The Giants get testy with the Marlins, and it costs them their closer; The dreaded return of the "Turn the Clock Ahead" uniforms (sorry to use the term "dreaded," Mariners fans); the best names to come out of the 2018 amateur draft; And a sorrowful goodbye to Red Schoendienst and Bruce Kison. 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 Ballparks: The Polo Grounds
The Ballparks: The Polo GroundsPeculiar doesn’t even begin to describe the Polo Grounds, a bathtub of a ballpark that yielded pop fly home runs and tape-measure outs as it led almost as many lives as a cat against the rocky bluffs of Harlem. Through its resiliency manifested more than its share of baseball’s legendary moments and unforgettable actors, whether it was McGraw, Mathewson, Merkle, Master Melvin, Mays or, yes, even Marvelous Marv.


The Five Greatest Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers
Roy HalladayThe untimely passing of Roy Halladay is certain to evoke memories of his pitching excellence for both the Phillies and Blue Jays. Find out how the right-handed ace compares among the best of Toronto pitchers, may they be 1980s workhorse Dave Stieb, Cy Young Award recipient Pat Hentgen, or the brief but magnificent two-year run of Roger Clemens.


The TGG Movie Review: “Bang the Drum Slowly”
Bang the Drum SlowlyBorderline major league catcher Robert De Niro discovers he has only months to live—and star teammate Michael Moriarty does all he can to pull his friend through one final hurrah in this cinematically challenging but well-acted baseball tearjerker. But what do our Siskel & Ebert think? Find out now.


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