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TGG's Picks for the 2016 MLB All-Stars
This Great Game ListsBeyond the skewed popular vote, This Great Game's Eric and Ed get real and reveal the players who truly belong in this year's All-Star Game.

They Were There: Mudcat Grant
Mudcat GrantOne of baseball's first black pitchers, Mudcat Grant looks back on the crucial baseball knowledge he gained from Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.

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 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.

1908 The Last Time the Cubs Won it All
1908: The Merkle BonerYes, there was a time when the Cubs were champions of the world—but they wouldn't have even made it to the World Series in 1908 were it not for a legendary blunder by 19-year-old rookie Fred Merkle, whose costly baserunning mistake opened up a huge opportunity for the Cubs.

1948 The Last Time the Indians Won it All
1948: The Greatest Show in ClevelandIt's been nearly seven decades since the Indians tasted championship glory, so here's a look back at when it all came together in Cleveland with massive crowds, a stellar pitching staff, the major league debut of one of the great Negro League legends and the legendary owner/promoter who oversaw the whole event.

The Ballparks: Turner Field
The Ballparks: Turner FieldAs Turner Field's gates ready to close, take a look at a ballpark that was originally conceived as a track and field facility for the Summer Olympics, torn apart afterward and converted into the home of the Braves for the next 20 seasons—and why there won't be a 21st.

A Look Back on September
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Baseball is badly shaken by the tragic, untimely loss of Jose Fernandez; Was Rich Hill really that exhausted after seven perfect innings, or does Dodgers manager Dave Roberts just not like no-hitters?; Steve Clevenger, the Twitter thing and a needed recalibration of our moral compass; Just what does constitute a mound visit, Joe West? All this, plus our monthly picks for the Best and Worst of the Month, check it out!

The TGG Movie Review: “The Sandlot”
The SandlotA group of boisterous young kids learn baseball, and life, in this lightweight but highly charming tale of growing up in the early 1960s. It's maintained a strong cult following and is enormously popular with kids, but what does This Great Game's two grown-ups think? Find out now.

The Ten Most Notable Omissions From Our Top Ten Lists
This Great Game Lists As suggested by you, the sometimes angry people who email and think we have it all wrong, here's our selection of baseball greats you think would have made the grade on our assorted Top Ten lists—but didn't. Don’t blame us, blame the numbers.

The Ten Greatest Yankees Hitters
Yogi BerraWith 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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