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 Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names,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

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30 5
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added R.B.I. Baseball Namco, Tengen

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39 17
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Baseball Stars Nintendo, SNK Playmore

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21 10
MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
MVP Baseball 2004 Electronic Arts

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25 16
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Bases Loaded Jaleco

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24 19
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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11 3
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Majo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball Nintendo

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Backyard Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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Mario Super Sluggers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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18 17
MLB Dugout Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
MLB Dugout Heroes

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Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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16 15
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Base Wars Ultra Games

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14 17
Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Triple Play 2000 EA Sports, Electronic Arts

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11 4
MLB 14 the Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Cardinals4eva added MLB 14 the Show

The Hottest Baseball Wives and Girlfriends

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Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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

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12 13
Backyard Baseball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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14 16
Super Baseball 2020 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Super Baseball 2020 SNK Playmore

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7 3
Triple Play '98 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Triple Play '98

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8 4
Triple Play '97 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Triple Play '97

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7 3
All-Star Baseball 2001 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
All-Star Baseball 2001

The Best English Beers

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7 4
All-Star Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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10 13
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball Acclaim Entertainment

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7 3
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Baseball Simulator 1.000 Culture Brain

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8 11
Relief Pitcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Relief Pitcher Atari Games

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5 1
Major League Baseball 2K8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Major League Baseball 2K8 2K Games

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Extra Innings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Extra Innings Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Sony Imagesoft

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6 4
World Series Baseball 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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6 4
All-Star Baseball 2000 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
All-Star Baseball 2000

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11 15
The Bigs 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
The Bigs 2 2K Sports

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4 1
HardBall! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added HardBall! Accolade

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2 1
MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added MLB 2001 989 Studios

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2 1
Triple Play Baseball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Triple Play Baseball Electronic Arts

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9 16
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Wii Sports Nintendo

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1 1
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball Acclaim Entertainment, Flying Edge, LJN

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1 1
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Major League Baseball LJN

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1 1
MLB '99 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added MLB '99

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1 1
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added R.B.I. Baseball 3

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1 1
Nolan Ryan's Baseball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Nolan Ryan's Baseball

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7 15
Intellivision World Series Bas... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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7 13
The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
The Bigs 2K Sports

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2 1
All-Star Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added All-Star Baseball 2004

McHale's Navy Cast List

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2 1
Little League Baseball: Champi... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games

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2 1
Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Legends of the Diamond Bandai

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1 2
Super Batter Up is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Super Batter Up

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1 2
HardBall III is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added HardBall III Accolade

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3 11
ESPN Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
ESPN Baseball Tonight Sony Imagesoft

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1 1
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Bad News Baseball Tecmo

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1 1
World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added World Series Baseball Sega

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1 1
The Majors Pro Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added The Majors Pro Baseball Sega