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TGG's Picks for the 2015 MLB All-Stars
TGG OpinionEverybody's picking the Royals—why, we don't know—but here's our choices for who we think should start in baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic. See if you agree.


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.


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.


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.

A Look Back on July
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Dissecting the various definitions of a consecutive scoreless inning streak; A computer calls balls and strikes—and why MLB may be slow to adopt it; Cole Hamels' last great hurrah in a Phillies uniform; Mike Trout and the Americans rule again at the All-Star Game. All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Month. Check it out!


The Ten Greatest Chicago White Sox Pitchers
Billy PierceBilly Pierce’s passing will shed light on his relatively obscure (and underrated) career, most of it spent with the White Sox—but where does he rank on a list that includes Deadball Era legend Ed Walsh, disgraced Black Sox conspirator Eddie Cicotte, innings-eating Wilbur Wood and the equally tireless Ted Lyons? Find out now!


The Ten Biggest Oversights From Baseball’s “Franchise Four” Selections
This Great Game Lists If you thought some big names were missing when baseball announced its lists of each team’s four best players ever, you were right. Here's ten players that easily should have made a Franchise Four list—or at the very least should have been nominated.



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.


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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