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They Were There: Mike Sandlock
Mike SandlockMike Sandlock talks about hitting 1.000, life as a member of the Hollywood Stars and his fond recollections of Dodgers stars Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges.

2013: Coming on Strong
David Ortiz 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...
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 on YouTube
Dock Ellis no-hitter on lSDShortly 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.

Now Playing: The Ballparks
The BallparksNew 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.

Who's Going to Win the NL MVP?
this great game comebacker logoThe Week That Was in Baseball: There's no clear favorite, but here are the candidates; Will MLB really ease blackout restrictions for streaming viewers? The tale of the twisted tarp at Wrigley Field; What Tom Werner would have done had he been elected as commissioner. All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Week!

An Open Letter to Baseball
Re: Expanded Video Review

This Great Game Opinions 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 Tigers Hitters
Randy JohnsonHank Greenberg is just one of many storied Tigers hitters with a reservation on this list, but who else has joined him? The sure and steady Harry Heilmann? Or the popular Al Kaline? How about two-time MVP winner Miguel Cabrera? And can any of these greats challenge the incomparable Ty Cobb for the top spot? Find out now!

1907 Cultivation of a Georgia Peach
1907: Cultivation of a Georgia Peach Angrier than life, Ty Cobb comes of age and delivers the Detroit Tigers to their first American League pennant.

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