Total Nerd The Best Baseball Video Games  

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Baseball video games are among the most popular sports based video games. Maybe that's because the rules are easy to understand or can be attributed to the simplicity of the game play, but baseball games have always been a hit, even the most basic of video game that came with some of the oldest gaming systems. One of the first baseball games that struck a chord with wider audiences was Tengen's R.B.I. Baseball. Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names, faces and statistics as opposed to numbers and generic looking guys. This proved to be a turning point for baseball video games as many companies sought to have officially licensed games.

There have been multiple variations in the types of baseball games. One features and is endorsed by a particular player, like Frank Thomas' Big Hurt Baseball and Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run . Others, like any of the Mario oriented games, star characters from the Super Mario universe. No matter how you cut it, baseball games are fun and easy to play.

This is the Ultimate List to determine which baseball game can be considered the best. If there is a game that should be included on this list and isn't, feel free to add it.
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133 38
MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

2
78 39
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo, SNK Playmore

3
70 25
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added Namco, Tengen

4
50 30
MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

5
47 42
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Jaleco

6
39 44
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

7
32 41
Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
EA Sports, Electronic Arts

8
29 32
Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

9
18 12
MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added 989 Studios

10
24 12
World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Sega

11
32 35
Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

12
27 19
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Majo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Nintendo

13
19 15
World Series Baseball 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

14
26 16
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Culture Brain

15
19 18
All-Star Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

16
17 10
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

17
28 35
Backyard Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

18
18 29
The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
2K Sports

19
12 14
Triple Play Baseball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Electronic Arts

20
23 34
Backyard Baseball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

21
14 18
Triple Play 97 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Triple Play '97 Electronic Arts

22
18 31
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo

23
25 24
MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Cardinals4eva added MLB 14 the Show Sony Computer Entertainment

24
9 12
MLB '99 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

25
17 15
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Tecmo