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Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2014 Season in Review
TGG OpinionTGG takes a look back at the best, worst and most surprising players and teams during the 2014 regular season, an finds out if its springtime predictions were right.


They Were There: Rugger Ardizoia
Rugger ArdizoiaThe 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.


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.

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.



The Ballparks: League Park
The Ballparks: League ParkRustic, tight and beloved with its cozy sightlines, unpredictable right field wall and a myriad of memorable moments, League Park lived to become the ballyard that wouldn’t go away. Not that anyone complained, as Clevelanders developed a soft spot for the little fellow that has stood the test of time and survived in one form or another all the way to the present day.


The Ten Greatest Reds Pitchers
Johnny CuetoAfter his fantastic 2014 campaign, where does Johnny Cueto rank among the Reds’ all-time pitching greats? And where does he stand against the likes of Cuban great Dolf Luque, 1939 MVP Bucky Walters and 1920s ace Eppa Rixey? Find out now!



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.





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