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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.

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.

Who's Going to Win the NL MVP?
this great game comebacker logoThe Week That Was in Baseball: There's no clear favorite, but here are the candidates; Will MLB really ease blackout restrictions for streaming viewers? The tale of the twisted tarp at Wrigley Field; What Tom Werner would have done had he been elected as commissioner. All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Week!

An Open Letter to Baseball
Re: Expanded Video Review

This Great Game Opinions An honest, heartfelt letter to the powers that be behind baseball’s failing version of comprehensive video review—and how our concept can fix it.

The Ten Greatest Orioles Hitters
George SislerLong before the Orioles became the Orioles, George Sisler was a one-of-a-kind threat for the ancestral St. Louis Browns—but does he tower on the franchise’s roll call of hitting greats, or will that honor belong to Baltimore-bound stars of lore such as the reliable Eddie Murray, the post-“old 30” Frank Robinson or the tireless Cal Ripken Jr.? Find out now!

1924 A Couple Bad Hops Better
1924: A Couple Bad Hops BetterA tightly contested World Series climaxes when an 18-year old rookie watches two ground balls hop wildly over his head in the seventh game, resulting in the Washington Senators' first, last and only championship.

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