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 Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names, faces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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116 30
MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

2
70 29
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo, SNK Playmore

3
62 18
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added Namco, Tengen

4
42 26
MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

5
42 36
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Jaleco

6
34 38
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

7
29 36
Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
EA Sports, Electronic Arts

8
26 28
Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

9
23 11
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Culture Brain

10
21 14
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Majo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Nintendo

11
27 33
Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

12
16 8
MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added 989 Studios

13
19 8
World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Sega

14
14 6
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

15
24 32
Backyard Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

16
16 12
World Series Baseball 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

17
20 31
Backyard Baseball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

18
14 10
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Tecmo

19
15 33
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Data East, Mindscape Group

20
17 32
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Ultra Games

21
13 28
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo

22
11 29
Mario Super Sluggers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

23
20 38
MLB Dugout Heroes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
MLB Dugout Heroes

24
17 32
The Bigs 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
2K Sports

25
14 16
All-Star Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

26
14 28
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Acclaim Entertainment

27
8 8
MLB '99 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

28
18 35
Super Baseball 2020 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
SNK Playmore

29
12 14
Triple Play '97 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Triple Play '97

30
10 26
Extra Innings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Sony Imagesoft

31
11 13
Triple Play '98 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Triple Play '98

32
14 17
All-Star Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
All-Star Baseball 2001

33
9 10
Triple Play Baseball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Electronic Arts

34
13 26
The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
2K Sports

35
20 21
MLB 14 the Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Cardinals4eva added MLB 14 the Show

36
8 11
Super Batter Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

37
4 3
MLB 06: The Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
nickstar1431 added Sony Computer Entertainment

38
7 11
World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

39
5 8
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added LJN

40
9 10
Major League Baseball 2K8 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added 2K Games

41
8 13
All-Star Baseball 2000 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
All-Star Baseball 2000

42
7 8
Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Bandai

43
8 28
Intellivision World Series Bas... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

44
7 9
Little League Baseball: Champi... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

45
8 26
Relief Pitcher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Atari Games

46
6 8
All-Star Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added

47
8 11
HardBall! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Accolade

48
4 9
HardBall III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Accolade

49
5 21
ESPN Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Sony Imagesoft

50
4 10
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Acclaim Entertainment, Flying Edge, LJN