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Bushers Book

They Were There: Jerry Reuss
Jerry ReussThe 220-game winner looks back at his early days with the Cardinals and Astros, his peak years with the Dodgers, and an endearing hobby photographing old ballparks.


2013: Coming on Strong
David Ortiz After two years of internal misery, the Boston Red Sox come together and give an emotional lift to a wounded city with an inspirational championship effort.


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.


TGG on YouTube
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.


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.

Wild at Heart: Another World Series Without Divisional Winners
this great game comebacker logoThe Week That Was in Baseball: The Giants and Royals kick off the second World Series played between wild card teams; Travis Ishikawa takes center stage as baseball's latest unlikely hero; proof that the strike zone is getting bigger; Citi Field shrinks once more; Brian Roberts calls it a day. All this and more, check it out!


Now Playing: The Ballparks
The BallparksNew from This Great Game, The Ballparks is an unrivaled review of major league ballparks past and present, detailing their political, logistical, and aesthetic histories—and how they impacted their cities, fans, teams and players. Start by reading through the ballparks' historical eras, or check out our inaugural batch of specific ballparks, including San Francisco's beautiful AT&T Park or the occasional deathtrap known as Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Newly added: Atlanta's Turner Field.


The Ten Unlikeliest No-Hitters in Baseball History
This Great Game Opinions 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.





The Ten Greatest Giants Pitchers
Rube MarquardChristy Mathewson is a no-doubt-about-it Hall of Famer, but how does he stand compared with a rich list of outstanding Giants pitchers—such as deadball era teammate Rube Marquard (pictured), the high leg-kicking Juan Marichal, spitballer deluxe Gaylord Perry or the modern crop of championship-era hurlers at AT&T Park? Find out now!


1914 The Miracle Braves
1914: The Miracle BravesExactly one century ago, the typically hopeless Boston Braves complete a remarkable midseason transformation, gunning it from last place to the World Series on an unstoppable ride that not even Connie Mack's vaunted Philadelphia Athletics can put the brakes on.


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