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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.


A Look Back on October, 2018
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The Red Sox conquer all with arguably their best campaign ever; Manny Machado does his best to prove himself as a postseason jerk; Who let Angel Hernandez umpire a postseason game?; Farewell, Stretch. All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst hitters, pitchers and teams of the 2018 season—check it out!


The 10 Best Hitters of the 1950s
This Great Game Lists For the first five decades of the 20th Century, baseball struggled to get its bearings straight. Finally, in the 1950s, the game achieved the perfect balance. An increased roll call of sluggers snipped their sleeves and showed off their muscle, powering away at the plate. And to make the game rightfully whole, African-American ballplayers were allowed to participate.


The Ballparks: Comiskey Park
The Ballparks: Comiskey ParkWhen you get your ace pitcher to design your ballpark, you’re going to get a pitcher’s park. And that’s what Comiskey Park was, extending the Deadball Era for decades as the Second City’s Second Team experienced little offense but an explosion of scandal, scoreboards and disco records for a lively and sometimes unruly South Side fan base.


1916 A Test of Robins
1916: A Test of RobinsBefore 2018, the last time the Dodgers and Red Sox faced each other in the World Series came in 1916 when portly Brooklyn manager Wilbert Robinson outlasted ex-friend John McGraw and his streak-prone Giants, then took on a Boston team with a stellar rotation that included a young 21-year-old southpaw named Babe Ruth.


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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