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They Were There: George Culver
George Culver Author of a no-hitter in 1968, George Culver recalls that experience, the best pitching staff ever, and baseball salvation.


Ninety Years of Teaching, Learning and Leading
This Great Game Opinion This Great Game’s Ed Attanasio looks back at the life of his father and how he taught his children life’s rules through the prism of baseball.


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.


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A Look Back at June, 2020
The ComebackerThe Month That Was in Baseball: After weeks of excrutiating back-and-forth, owners and players finally agree to play ball in 2020; The minor leagues are forced to take a rain check until 2021; Going for woke: Activists and others call for the end of baseball names and people with racist backgrounds; So long, Claudell Washington and Mike McCormick. All this and much more, check it out!


Baseball’s 10 Most Famous Celebrity Wives
This Great Game ListsWives of ballplayers are often shadowed by the fame of their husbands. But sometimes the roles get reversed, where major leaguers aren’t always the most well-known name within a marriage, with celebrity status getting equal billing at the top of the wedding cake. Here’s 10 prime examples.


The Ballparks: Yankee Stadium
The Ballparks: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New YorkThe House that Ruth Built and Mayor Lindsay Rebuilt, the majestic cathedral otherwise known simply as the Stadium was the last and grandest addition to baseball’s romantic steel-and-concrete era, a towering achievement which emitted a confident aura to its colossal frame. It was the perfect match for a proud and iconic franchise that forever tolerated anything short of a World Series title as pure dishonor.


Bad, Astros, Bad!
This Great Game OpinionThe Houston Astros’ toxic front-office culture finally got the best of them, but one significant figure seems to have escaped baseball’s guillotine.





2019 The Pill of Might
2019: The Pill of MightHome run records fall like dominoes as skeptical fans, angry pitchers and an oblivious MLB grapple over if a juiced ball is to blame. While Baltimore bares the brunt of the home run barrage in the worst of ways, the Washington Nationals rev up 40 miles down the Beltway and deliver a stunning postseason effort.


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.


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