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They Were There: Lennie Merullo
Lennie MerulloLennie Merullo, the last person living who could say he played in a World Series for the Chicago Cubs, has passed away. Here is our interview with him from a few years back.


Our Fearless Predictions for the 2015 MLB Season
TGG OpinionWho will reign as the best, worst and most surprising baseball teams for the upcoming 2015 season? Read our predictions here and see if you agree.


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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A Look Back on May
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Is it time to give Bryce Harper his just due? If everyone favors pitchers using foreign substances on their arms, why not just make it legal? The latest fishy business from Miami; Barry Bonds turns the legal tables on MLB. All this and much more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Month and our Wild Pitches, recalling the stories people found hard to believe in May. Check it out!


Baseball’s Ten Worst Performances by a Reigning Cy Young Award Winner
This Great Game Lists It’s the pinnacle of pitching excellence, the high point of one’s career. It doesn’t, however, guarantee you everlasting success. Just ask these ten pitchers who reached the top, earned the prestigious honor and then stumbled, very badly, the next season.



The Ballparks: Shea Stadium
The Ballparks: Shea StadiumNever mind the jet packs and monorails. Shea Stadium represented the Space Age to New Yorkers freed of their rotting baseball relics of yesteryear, proudly serving as the center of the Gotham entertainment universe until early neglect threatened to turn it into a black hole. Good times or bad, you could always count on a high-decibel din courtesy of diehard Mets fans and the airliners roaring overhead.


The Ten Greatest Cleveland Indians Hitters
Al RosenThe late Al Rosen propelled the terrific Indians teams of the 1950s, but where does he rank on the list of all-time Cleveland hitting greats, populated also by Hall-of-Fame legends Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker and more modern-day studs like Albert Belle and Jim Thome? Find out now!


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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