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They Were There: Ray Hathaway
Ray HathawayRay Hathaway, one of many major leaguers active only during World War II, talks of Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson and his one year in Brooklyn.

Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2015 Season in Review
TGG OpinionA look back at the best, worst and most surprising players and teams during the 2015 major league season.


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.

The Ballparks: Tiger Stadium
The Ballparks: Tiger StadiumFor a city that prides itself on automotive excellence, Detroit managed to get a century’s worth of mileage out of Tiger Stadium, a deceptively intimate ballpark that was periodically tuned up and souped up within its white walls. The Tigers may have moved on, but “The Corner” perseveres as a vivid, lasting memory—just as it did through boom, bust, urban decay and the many attempts to tear it down.

Ten Baseball Legends Who Briefly Played Where You Would Least Expect
This Great Game Lists Duke Snider playing for the Giants? Babe Ruth for the Braves? Reggie Jackson for the Orioles? Iconic ballplayers practically synonymous with the teams they starred for logged cameo time with other ballclubs—and it just didn’t make sense.

2015 A Royal Silencing of the Doubters
2015: A Royal Silencing of the DoubtersThe Kansas City Royals, perplexed over a lack of respect, get mad and even by proving the prognosticators wrong with a well-deserved world title.

A Look Back on January
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Ken Griifey Jr. and Mike Piazza earn their way into Cooperstown, while Pete Rose settles for the Reds' Hall of Fame; MLB settles out of court on its streaming policy and allows in-market viewing; The passing of Monte Irvin. All this and more, check it out!

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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