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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 Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names, faces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
Electronic Arts
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R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added Namco, Tengen
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Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Nintendo, SNK Playmore
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MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts
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World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Sega
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Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added Culture Brain
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Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Majo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Nintendo
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Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Jaleco
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R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added
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MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added MLB 2001 989 Studios
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Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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World Series Baseball 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Tecmo
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MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Cardinals4eva added MLB 14 the Show Sony Computer Entertainment
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Major League Baseball 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added 2K Sports
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Triple Play Baseball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added Electronic Arts
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All-Star Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Little League Baseball: Champi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
EA Sports, Electronic Arts
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Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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MVP Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Electronic Arts
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MLB 2004 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added MLB 2004 Sony Computer Entertainment
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Triple Play 97 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Electronic Arts
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MLB 06: The Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
nickstar1431 added Sony Computer Entertainment