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Baseball 2017: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
This Great Game OpinionCan the Cubs repeat? Can the Red Sox or Indians successfully try and stop them? Will Bryce Harper or Dallas Keuchel bounce back? Will the Phillies surprise? Will the Royals collapse? We’re asking those questions and a whole lot of others—and attempt to give you, the baseball consumer, our best, educated guesses. Check it all out now!


They Were There: Alex Pitko
Alex PitkoAlex Pitko discusses his long and winding road that let him to a fleeting experience as a major league in the late 1930s.


Can the Teasers of 2016 Prove They Belong in 2017?
This Great Game OpinionA look at the best of 2016's call-ups who impressed at the end of the season, and their chances for providing an encore over 162 games in 2017.


Researching The Comebacker, Our Baseball Diary
The Comebacker 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
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.


The Ballparks: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
The Ballparks: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Strategically placed south of downtown near the nexus of three major Interstates, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium ran hot and cold—and sometimes just plain weird, given the promotional lunacy born out of Ted Turner’s early years running the Braves. But the modern venue, efficiently propped up with staggering speed, catapulted the Peach City from overgrown drudgery into the big leagues, helping to cement its standing as the Hub of the New South.


2016 Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
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.


A Look Back on March
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The wild and the wacky from the 2017 World Baseball Classic; Has the WBC turned the corner toward a brighter future?; Tim Tebow attracts attention, criticism and stalkers at Mets' spring training; MLB's new rules for the 2017 season, explained. All this and more, check it out!


The TGG Movie Review: “Moneyball”
MoneyballSabermetrics gets the Hollywood spotlight with the help of Brad Pitt, who plays Oakland general manager Billy Beane in his trendsetting pursuit of trying to build a contender from a small budget using analytics and statistics.


Ten People Who Should Not be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame
This Great Game Lists 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 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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