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Baseball 2016: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
This Great Game ListsThe preseason buzz is alive: Can the surging Cubs finally put an end to over a century of World Series drought? Will the Giants win again in an even-numbered year? Do the Royals still have the fight to repeat? And who will come out of nowhere to prove us wrong—or, do we see such a surprise coming? Check out our annual look at the season ahead.


They Were There: Mudcat Grant
Mudcat GrantOne of baseball's first black pitchers, Mudcat Grant looks back on the crucial baseball knowledge he gained from Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.


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 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: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The Ballparks: Oriole Park at Camden YardsTo say that nostalgia was at the forefront of those behind Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the understatement of yesteryear. The Baltimore Orioles went back to the city, to the very spot where Babe Ruth’s father used to serve drinks, and built a baseball fortress unlike anything seen since Ebbets Field met the wrecking ball. They even rethought the overlong and ancient B&O Warehouse behind right field, embracing rather than destroying it—thus transforming urban blight into trendy atmospherics.


The Ten Most Notable Omissions From Our Top Ten Lists
This Great Game Lists As suggested by you, the sometimes angry people who email and think we have it all wrong, here's our selection of baseball greats you think would have made the grade on our assorted Top Ten lists—but didn't. Don’t blame us, blame the numbers.



1908 The Merkle Boner
1908: The Merkle BonerAre the 2016 Chicago Cubs for real? Their hot start is simply emboldening the notion that this may finally be the year they go all the way for the first time since 1908—when the Cubs were handed a trip to the World Series courtesy of one of baseball's most legendary gaffes.


A Look Back on March
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Goose Gossage and other stars of yesteryear sound off—rather loudly and sometimes rudely—on today's generation; Adam LaRoche retires over his kid's clubhouse presence; The Diamondbacks want out of Chase Field unless it gets an upgrade. 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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