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This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2020

This Great Game ComebackerA monthly look back at the baseball stories that made the news—or perhaps slipped through the media’s cracks and didn’t quite earn the attention we thought it would warrant.


January 2020

MLB lays down the law on the Astros’ cheating scandal; Derek Jeter and Larry Walker gain entrance into Cooperstown; Good bye, Goony Bird.


February 2020

MLB proposes a new “pick ’em” playoff format worthy of middle school P.E.; Minor leaguers get a pay bump—but will it still be enough; Sad goodbyes to Tony Fernandez and Johnny Antonelli.


March 2020

COVID-19 hits the world hard and brings baseball to a halt; As medical facilities get overstressed by the virus, is Tommy John surgery “essential?”; Farewell, Jim Wynn.


April 2020

The first April without baseball since 1883, thanks to COVID-19—but when will the games resume?; From Al Kaline to Steve Dalkowski, too many people pass away; The Red Sox get light punishment on sign-stealing.


May 2020

Owners and players haggle over how the 2020 season—if there is one—will proceed; They’re playing ball in Korea; Armando Galarraga wants to rewrite history and get credit for a perfecto.


June 2020

Sixty games are better than none, as owners and players agree on a 2020 schedule; The George Floyd effect on baseball; What’s happened to Andrew Toles?


July 2020

The 2020 regular season finally gets underway—but the virus threatens to get the last say as the Marlins and Phillies are shuttered shortly after Opening Day; The Blue Jays’ elusive search for a temporary home park.


August 2020

The hip Padres have a slammin’ good time; Let’s play two—but it’s gotta be seven-inning games; What did you just say, Thom Brennaman?


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