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They Were There: Jim Parque
Jim ParquePart of a surprisingly good (but ultimately fragile) White Sox rotation in 2000, Jim Parque looks back on his baseball upbringing, his contribution to a particularly nasty brawl and his appearnce in the Mitchell Report.


Impostors! Great Namesakes in Baseball History
TGG OpinionCall them clones, imitators or charlatans, these common ballplayers are often confused for others with the same name and a more accomplished career.


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.


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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.


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Our short list below for the most visible, valuable and curious baseball resources for fans and researchers of all ages.

The Ten Greatest Chicago White Sox Hitters
Minnie MinosoTo many, Minnie Minoso was an ageless wonder who felt he could play forever—and he darn near did. How does he rate against the very best hitters over a century of White Sox greats such as Frank Thomas, slick Deadball Era star Eddie Collins and the incomparable Joe Jackson? Find out now!


The Ballparks: Braves Field
The Ballparks: Braves FieldSprawling in scope and vanilla in appearance, Braves Field never captured the imagination like nearby Fenway, becoming outdated shy of its prime after being hailed as the ultimate Deadball Era park—where deep flies were kept in but thick railroad smoke couldn’t be kept out. Once the home run became trendy, one clueless owner after another didn’t know what to do with the joint—and usually they did nothing.


A Look Back on February
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: There will be no pitch clocks, but baseball is ready to institute other ideas for speeding up the games this season; Let the latest A-Rod Apology Tour—and the media circus that surrounds it—begin; It's not easy being clean if you're Josh Hamilton; The latest Cuban phenom signs in America, and some major leaguers don't like it. All this and much, much, more
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The Ten Worst Promotional Ideas in Baseball History
This Great Game Opinions Bad promotions, bad ideas, bad results. Here’s ten concepts that didn’t quite work out as baseball had hoped.





2014 Replay it Again, Bud
2014: Replay it Again, BudBaseball finally embraces extensive video replay to review close calls, but the process leaves a lot to be desired; the Kansas City Royals make a spirited run to the World Series after taking 29 straight Octobers off, but run into a wall named Madison Bumgarner.



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