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 Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names, faces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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122 34
MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

2
73 32
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo, SNK Playmore

3
65 19
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added Namco, Tengen

4
45 28
MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts

5
44 37
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Jaleco

6
37 40
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

7
30 37
Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
EA Sports, Electronic Arts

8
27 29
Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

9
31 33
Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

10
25 16
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Majo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Nintendo

11
16 7
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added

12
21 9
World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Sega

13
24 13
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Culture Brain

14
26 33
Backyard Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

15
16 10
MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added 989 Studios

16
22 32
Backyard Baseball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

17
16 14
World Series Baseball 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

18
14 30
Mario Super Sluggers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

19
16 29
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo

20
16 12
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Tecmo

21
15 26
The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
2K Sports

22
15 16
All-Star Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

23
16 35
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Data East, Mindscape Group

24
18 33
The Bigs 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
2K Sports

25
18 34
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Ultra Games