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The Delightful Confessions of a Spring Training Fan
If you’re a big baseball fan and you’ve never made it to spring training, you’re kidding yourself. Here’s more push for you to make the pilgrimage.
They Were There: John D’Acquisto
The former pitcher and restaurateur talks of his playing days on the West Coast—and those afterward, when there was rarely a dull moment.
Researching The Comebacker, Our Baseball Diary
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
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.
2016 Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
With stout pitching, a confident batch of young hitters and a magnetic manager, it finally all comes together for the Cubs, who shred baseball’s longest-ever championship drought at the expense of the Cleveland Indians—who now own baseball's longest current World Series dry spell.
The TGG Movie Review: “Fear Strikes Out”
Jimmy Piersall was a talented player bedeviled by mental illness. So who better to portray him than Anthony Perkins, right? This is over-the-top, 1950s Hollywood sensationalism at work, but is it enough to satisfy This Great Game’s Siskel & Ebert? Find out now.
Ten People Who Should Not be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame
Electing players to Cooperstown is not an exact science. In fact, everyone has their own opinion about who should be in the Hall of Fame—and who shouldn't. Here's ten egregious examples of the latter that everyone will mostly agree with.
The Ballparks: Crosley Field
Neither floods nor darkness nor baseball’s most unique warning track could keep the loyal bugs of the Queen City from worshipping their kings in a cherished urban castle where every National League campaign was kicked off. While Crosley Field may have lacked the exterior glam, its interior radiated lush green grass, intriguing wall quirks and romantic views of the environs beyond.
A Look Back on December
The Month That Was in Baseball: The end of rookie hazing as we know it (or are allowed to know); Bud Selig, love it or hate him, gets more of the former from the Veteran’s Committee; It’s a good month to be a free-agent closer; The Chicago White Sox go into tank mode. All this and more, check it out!
The Ten Greatest Yankees Hitters
With spry baseball skills, a smile to love and a sense of humor unique and clever as it comes, the late Yogi Berra won three MVP titles in five years for the mighty Yankees—but where does he stand among the list of pinstriped legends that spans Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Alex Rodriguez? Find out now!
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