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They Were There: Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson recalls a personal baseball journey that included one second-place finish after another—including his brief time as a member of the 1993 Giants.
TGG's Picks for the 2015 MLB All-Stars
Everybody'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.
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...
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
Shortly 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 August
The Month That Was in Baseball: Ichiro Suzuki passes Ty Cobb on the all-time professional hits list—or maybe not; The Dodgers' frustration of being no-hit twice within ten days; A fan dies in Atlanta; The Reds nearly pull a Merkle Boner in Phoenix. All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Month. Check it out!
Baseball’s Ten Most Dominant Dynasties
These major league powerhouses exhibited greatness over long stretches of time and gave opponents little to hope for—except maybe a fast-foward button.
The Ballparks: Busch Memorial Stadium
Yes, Busch Memorial Stadium was a “cookie cutter” venue, but a good one—and one that aged fairly well once the Cardinals ripped out an artificial turf you could fry eggs on and planted natural grass beholding unnatural sluggers, cheered on by a loyal red-clad fan base whose enthusiasm was as strong as the 96 arches that topped the stadium were graceful. After years of rickety Sportsman’s Park, Busch Memorial provided a gateway to modern times in St. Louis.
The Ten Greatest Chicago White Sox Pitchers
Billy 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!
2014 Replay it Again, Bud
Baseball 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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