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The Yearly Reader
The most comprehensive online oral history of baseball's modern era.

The Teams
Year-by-year statistical capsules, decade-by-decade oral history reviews and lists of the top hitters, pitchers and most memorable games of each of the 30 major league ballclubs.

The Ballparks
New! 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.

Leaders & Numbers
The ten most productive and efficient hitters and pitchers in each league by year.

The Weekly Comebacker
A look back at baseball's week that was, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Week.

The Lists
Our collection of baseball lists you always wanted to know but never had the time to go out of your way to find them.

They Were There
Our interviews with ex-ballplayers who give first-hand accounts of the players, faces and events that shaped over a century of baseball history.

TGG Opinions
Predictons, reviews and commentary on a myriad of baseball topics.

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The Yearly Reader

1900s: Birth of the Modern Age

1900: On the Brink of Adulthood
1901: The American League
1902: Enemies Within the Gate
1903: The First World Series
1904: McGraw V. Johnson
1905: The Zero Heroes
1906: The Hitless Wonders
1907: Cultivation of a Georgia Peach
1908: The Merkle Boner
1909: Three-Beat

1910s: The Feds, the Fight and the Fix

1910: A Carload of Trouble
1911: The Legend of Home Run Baker
1912: The $30,000 Muffs
1913: Giant Bridesmaids, Again
1914: The Miracle Braves
1915: The Great Connie Mack Fire Sale
1916: A Test of Robins
1917: Clean Sox
1918: All Work or Fight and No Play
1919: Say it Ain’t So

1920s: ...And Along Came Babe

1920: Saviors of the Game
1921: See You at the Polo Grounds
1922: Yankees Go Home
1923: With Regards to Harry
1924: A Couple Bad Hops Better
1925: An Intestinal Excess
1926: One Hell of a Hangover
1927: The Yankee Juggernaut
1928: A Ruthian Rout
1929: Running on Ehmke

1930s: Dog Days of the Depression

1930: The Big Blastcast of 1930
1931: The Peppering of Philly
1932: The So-Called Shot
1933: Making Little Napoleon Proud
1934: Dizzy, Daffy and Ducky
1935: The Babe’s Bittersweet Bow Out
1936: The New Yankee Juggernaut
1937: Just Push Press for Repeat
1938: A Rockier Road
1939: Farewell, Iron Horse

1940s: Of Spoils and Rations

1940: Victorious Healings
1941: 56, .406 and Dem Bums
1942: The Home Grown Champions
1943: War and Games
1944: Meet Us in St. Louis
1945: Hank’s Heroic Rescue
1946: It’s Good to be Home
1947: The Arrival of Jackie Robinson
1948: The Greatest Show in Cleveland
1949: Casey at the Helm

1950s: A Monopoly of Success

1950: Gee Whiz!
1951: The Shot Heard ’Round the World
1952: The Education of Mickey Mantle
1953: Brave New World
1954: At Least They Stopped the Yanks
1955: Next Year At Last
1956: A Perfect Revenge
1957: If Casey Had a Hammer
1958: And Now, From Coast to Coast
1959: Reinventing Dodger

1960s: Welcome to My Strike Zone

1960: A-Maz-Ing!
1961: The Greatest Feat Ever Performed*
1962: Lined to Second Best
1963: The Sandman Commeth
1964: The Fizz Kids
1965: The Fall of the Yankee Empire
1966: Wish You Were Here, Mr. DeWitt
1967: The Impossible Dream
1968: Year of the Pitcher
1969: The Amazin’ Mets

1970s: Power to the Player

1970: One for the Brooks
1971: Dynasty on the Rise
1972: Labor Pains
1973: Take My Division, Please
1974: “I’m Just Glad It’s Over”
1975: Birth of a Renaissance
1976: The Big Leaguer Emancipated
1977: Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!
1978: The Denting of the Red Sox
1979: One for Pops and His Family

1980s: Corporate Makeover

1980: Finally Philly
1981: No Ball, One Strike
1982: Streaking Engagement
1983: The Good, the Old and the Ugly
1984: The Roar of a Powerhouse
1985: The Missouri Stakes
1986: An October for the Ages
1987: Dome Sweet Dome
1988: Roy Hobbs in Dodger Blue
1989: Of Triumph and Tragedy

1990s: To Hell and Back

1990: The Dynasty Dies Nasty
1991: From Worst to First
1992: Truly, A World Series
1993: The Last Great Pennant Race
1994: The Year That Should’ve Been
1995: Thanks to Cal, Hideo–and Sonia, Too
1996: Here’s Spittin’ at You, Kid
1997: A Blockbuster of a Binge
1998: The Maris Sweepstakes
1999: The Umpires Strike Out

2000s: Driven Deep to Disgrace

2000: New York, New York
2001: Raising Arizona
2002: The Wild, Wild Card West
2003: Curses, Inc.
2004: Four Score and Six Years Hence
2005: At the End of the Primrose Path
2006: Two Reluctant Enemies
2007: Bow if You Will, Spit if You Wish
2008: Out of Darkness, Rays of Light
2009: The Salvation of Alex Rodriguez

2010s: A Call to Arms

2010: Torture and Joy
2011: What Wild Wednesday Wrought
2012: A Giant October Surprise
2013: Coming on Strong
2014: Replay it Again, Bud


The Teams

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks History
The Five Greatest Diamondbacks Hitters
The Five Greatest Diamondbacks Pitchers
The Five Greatest Diamondbacks Games

Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves History
The Ten Greatest Braves Hitters
The Ten Greatest Braves Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Braves Games

Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles History
The Ten Greatest Orioles Hitters
The Ten Greatest Orioles Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Orioles Games

Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox History
The Ten Greatest Red Sox Hitters
The Ten Greatest Red Sox Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Red Sox Games

Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs History
The Ten Greatest Cubs Hitters
The Ten Greatest Cubs Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Cubs Games

Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox History
The Ten Greatest White Sox Hitters
The Ten Greatest White Sox Pitchers
The Ten Greatest White Sox Games

Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds History
The Ten Greatest Reds Hitters
The Ten Greatest Reds Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Reds Games

Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians History
The Ten Greatest Indians Hitters
The Ten Greatest Indians Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Indians Games

Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies History
The Five Greatest Rockies Hitters
The Five Greatest Rockies Pitchers
The Five Greatest Rockies Games

Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers History
The Ten Greatest Tigers Hitters
The Ten Greatest Tigers Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Tigers Games

Houston Astros
Houston Astros History
The Five Greatest Astros Hitters
The Five Greatest Astros Pitchers
The Five Greatest Astros Games

Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals History
The Five Greatest Royals Hitters
The Five Greatest Royals Pitchers
The Five Greatest Royals Games

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim History
The Five Greatest Angels Hitters
The Five Greatest Angels Pitchers
The Five Greatest Angels Games

Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers History
The Ten Greatest Dodgers Hitters
The Ten Greatest Dodgers Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Dodgers Games

Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins History
The Five Greatest Marlins Hitters
The Five Greatest Marlins Pitchers
The Five Greatest Marlins Games

Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers History
The Five Greatest Brewers Hitters
The Five Greatest Brewers Pitchers
The Five Greatest Brewers Games

Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins History
The Ten Greatest Twins Hitters
The Ten Greatest Twins Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Twins Games

New York Mets
New York Mets History
The Five Greatest Mets Hitters
The Five Greatest Mets Pitchers
The Five Greatest Mets Games

New York Yankees
New York Yankees History
The Ten Greatest Yankees Hitters
The Ten Greatest Yankees Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Yankees Games

Oakland A's
Oakland A's History
The Ten Greatest A's Hitters
The Ten Greatest A's Pitchers
The Ten Greatest A's Games

Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies History
The Ten Greatest Phillies Hitters
The Ten Greatest Phillies Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Phillies Games

Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates History
The Ten Greatest Pirates Hitters
The Ten Greatest Pirates Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Pirates Games

St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals History
The Ten Greatest Cardinals Hitters
The Ten Greatest Cardinals Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Cardinals Games

San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres History
The Five Greatest Padres Hitters
The Five Greatest Padres Pitchers
The Five Greatest Padres Games

San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants History
The Ten Greatest Giants Hitters
The Ten Greatest Giants Pitchers
The Ten Greatest Giants Games

Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners History
The Five Greatest Mariners Hitters
The Five Greatest Mariners Pitchers
The Five Greatest Mariners Games

Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays History
The Five Greatest Rays Hitters
The Five Greatest Rays Pitchers
The Five Greatest Rays Games

Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers History
The Five Greatest Rangers Hitters
The Five Greatest Rangers Pitchers
The Five Greatest Rangers Games

Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays History
The Five Greatest Blue Jays Hitters
The Five Greatest Blue Jays Pitchers
The Five Greatest Blue Jays Games

Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals History
The Five Greatest Nationals Hitters
The Five Greatest Nationals Pitchers
The Five Greatest Nationals Games


The Ballparks

The Ballparks: An Introduction

The Ballparks: The Eras
The 1860s-1900s: Lumber and Crossed Fingers
The 1910s-1920s: Steel and Concrete
The 1930s-1950s: Dormancy
The 1960s-1980s: The Cookie Cutter Monsters
The 1990s-2010s: Coming Home
The Future: The Shape of Ballparks to Come

The Ballparks: Parks of Today
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Petco Park, San Diego, California
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

The Ballparks: Parks of the Past
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York
Kingdome, Seattle, Washington
League Park, Cleveland, Ohio

Leaders & Numbers

1900 Leaders & Numbers
1901 Leaders & Numbers
1902 Leaders & Numbers
1903 Leaders & Numbers
1904 Leaders & Numbers
1905 Leaders & Numbers
1906 Leaders & Numbers
1907 Leaders & Numbers
1908 Leaders & Numbers
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1910 Leaders & Numbers
1911 Leaders & Numbers
1912 Leaders & Numbers
1913 Leaders & Numbers
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2010 Leaders & Numbers
2011 Leaders & Numbers
2012 Leaders & Numbers
2013 Leaders & Numbers
2014 Leaders & Numbers


The Lists

Baseball's Ten Worst Performances by a Reigning MVP
Ten Rookie Baseball Players Who Peaked…When They Were Rookies
The Five Least Deserving MVP Recipients
The Five Worst Home Plate Collisions
The Five Worst Rebrands in Baseball History
The Ten Greatest Season Performances by a Hitter
The Ten Greatest Season Performances by a Pitcher
The Ten Most Imperfect No-Hitters in Baseball History
The Ten Most Influential People in Baseball History
The Ten Most Memorable Home Runs
The Ten Unlikeliest No-Hitters in Baseball History
The Ten Worst Owners in Baseball History


They Were There

Bill Renna
Bill Wight
Bob Locker
Bobby Doerr
Chuck Stevens
Charlie Silvera
Connie Marrero
Cuno Barragan
Dario Lodigiani
Dick Williams
Duane Pillette
Ed Bressoud
Ed Mayer
Eddie Bockman
Ernie Broglio
Ernie Fazio
Freddy Schmidt
Gus Triandos
Gus Zernial
Herman Franks
Hobie Landrith
Jerry Reuss
Jesse Gonder
Jim Davenport
Jim Gentile
Joey Amalfitano
Johnnie LeMaster
Lefty O'Doul
Len Gabrielson
Lennie Merullo
Lester Rodney
Maury Wills
Mike Sandlock
Nate Oliver
Rollie Stiles
Rugger Ardizoia
Stefan Wever
Steve Sax
Tommy John
Tony Molinosky
Virgil Trucks
Wally Westlake


TGG Opinions

Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2014 Season in Review
Posted October 24, 2014

An Open Letter to Baseball, Re: Expanded Video Review
Posted April 15, 2014

Baseball 2014: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
Posted March 20, 2014

Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2013 Season in Review
Posted October 16, 2013

A Typical Night in the Video Replay Booth
Posted June 5, 2013

The Legend of Sister Sandy Koufax
Posted May 10, 2013

Baseball 2013: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
Posted March 19, 2013

Does Florida Deserve Major League Baseball?
Posted January 29, 2013

Fun Facts About Your All-Time Hit Leaders
Revised August 27, 2012

The 2012 Mid-Season Report Card
Posted July 2, 2012

Outguessing the Mayans: Our 2012 Baseball Picks
Posted March 28, 2012

The 2011 Mid-Season Report Card
Posted June 30, 2011

All Things Being Equal: Our Picks for 2011
Posted March 27, 2011

The 2010 Mid-Season Report Card
Posted July 4, 2010

After Further Review: Making the Right Call on Replay
Posted May 5, 2010

If...TGG's Picks For the 2010 Season
Posted March 30, 2010

We Ought to Tell You: Our All-Decade Awards
Posted December 27, 2009

The 2009 Mid-Season Report Card
Posted July 7, 2009

Zero Tolerance on Steroids: It May Happen
Posted May 17, 2009

Is the Strikeout Overrated?
Posted May 1, 2009

All Things Being Equal: Our Picks for 2009
Posted March 26, 2009

Can the Teasers of '08 Prove Their Worth in '09?
Posted March 26, 2009

Going, Going, Bronze: Baseball's Statuesque Obsession
Posted August 31, 2008

The Just-Short-of-Mid-Season Report Card
Posted June 22, 2008

All Things Being Equal: Our Picks for 2008
Posted March 26, 2008

Things to Do in Denver When You're Wanted
Posted March 9, 2008

The All of Fame: A Primer for This Great Game
Posted January 6, 2008

There’s Something Fishy With the Marlins
Posted December 9, 2007

Is the Fall of Barry the Terrible Imminent?
Posted November 18, 2007

Give us Your Potential, Your Talent, Your Hungry
Posted September 26, 2007

Are These Records Made to be Broken?
Posted August 1, 2007

Altitude-Challenged: Why the Colorado Rockies will never win a World Series
Posted July 15, 2005


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