This Great Game Lists
Below is our growing collection of baseball lists you always wanted to know but never had the time to go out of your way to find them. So how convenient that you've found us. If you feel there's a subject we need to make a top five or ten list out of, let us know here. Otherwise, enjoy our offerings from below!
Ten People Who Should Not be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame
Not everyone who’s in baseball’s Hall of Fame deserves to be there. Here’s the ten most egregious examples.
Five Mid-Market Baseball Teams That Went for Broke in the 2010s—and Ended up Broke
Here’s a group of recent World Series wannabes who pushed the budget to make a big push toward quick success—and failed miserably.
The Ten Most Notable Omissions From Our Top Ten Lists
A list of baseball greats you think would have made the grade on This Great Game’s assorted lists. Don’t blame us, blame the numbers.
Baseball’s Ten Biggest Pennant Race Collapses
Memorable instances of major league teams who thought they had a postseason spot in the bag—until things went terribly wrong.
Ten Baseball Legends Who Briefly Played Where You Would Least Expect
Iconic ballplayers practically synonymous with the teams they starred for logged cameo time with other ballclubs—and it just didn’t make sense.
Baseball’s Ten Most Dominant Dynasties
These major league powerhouses exhibited greatness over long stretches of time and gave opponents little to hope for—except maybe a fast-foward button.
The Ten Biggest Oversights From Baseball’s “Franchise Four” Selections
If you thought some big names were missing when baseball announced its lists of each team’s four best players ever, you were right.
Baseball’s Ten Worst Performances by a Reigning Cy Young Award Winner
Ten major leaguers who followed up a dream season earning baseball’s top pitching prize with a nightmarish encore.
Baseball’s Ten Most Unbreakable Records
Here’s ten baseball records that currently reside in the record book—and will likely stay there for all eternity.
The Ten Worst Promotional Ideas in Baseball History
Bad promotions, bad ideas, bad results. Here’s ten concepts that didn’t quite work out as baseball had hoped.
The Ten Unlikeliest Three-Home Run Performances in Baseball History
Nobody expected these guys to go deep three times, whether it was due to their unimpressive slugging abilities, their age, the setting or the times.
Ten Great Baseball Call-Ups Followed by…Well, Nothing
Brought up from the minor leagues, these ten players wowed with great performances—but they were never able to duplicate their initial successes for the long term.
Baseball's Ten Unlikeliest No-Hitters in Baseball History
These pitchers had short and unsuccessful careers in the majors, but they achieved something that even some Hall of Famers could not: A no-hitter.
Baseball's Ten Worst Performances by a Reigning MVP
Trying to maintain an elite level of baseball excellence proved most difficult for these ten MVP winners, whose performance hit the skids just a year after earning the big prize.
Ten Rookie Baseball Players Who Peaked…When They Were Rookies
Promising careers looked to be ahead for these players who surged in their first year in the majors, but they never came close to replicating their freshman experience.
Baseball’s Five Worst Home Plate Collisions
With the home plate collision outlawed, here’s a look back at five memorable and bruising moments when the runner and catcher legally played crash.
Baseball's Ten Greatest Season Performances by a Pitcher
Nobody was more dominant on the mound through a single baseball season than these major league pitchers who stood head and shoulders above the competition.
The Ten Most Imperfect No-Hitters in Baseball History
So-called gems achieved by major league pitchers who labored to fame in spite of wildness, some clumsy play—and sometimes even a loss.
The Ten Worst Owners in Baseball History
Among the many rotten rulers who have run (and ruined) major league teams, these ten stand out for varying levels of intolerance, dishonesty and incompetence.
The Ten Most Influential People in Baseball History
Few if any people in the history of baseball have had as great an impact on shaping the game as we know it today; see if you agree with our choices.
Baseball's Ten Most Memorable Home Runs
These ten balls driven deep over the outfield walls of ballparks past and present are the most deserving for their fame, importance and pure spectacle.
Baseball's Five Least Deserving MVP Recipients
We understand that baseball's MVPs aren't automatically given to the players with the best numbers, but these five honorees warrant some serious head-scratching.
Baseball's Ten Greatest Season Performances by a Hitter
Nobody was more dominant in a single baseball season than these major league hitters who impressively overwhelmed the competition.
Baseball's Five Worst Rebrands
Remember the Boston Bees or the Philadelphia Blue Jays? Of course you don’t. Here’s five branding decisions by major league baseball teams that just never made sense.
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