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The Best Baseball Video Games 

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Updated March 20, 2020 3.3k votes 410 voters 10.4k views 83 items

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 Originally made for Nintendo, RBI Baseball was the first baseball video game to be licensed by the Major League Baseball Player's Association and used real player names, faces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
Released: 2005 (EA Canada)
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R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Robert Wabash added Released: 1988 (Namco)
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MVP Baseball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Ken Griffey, Jr. Present... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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MLB 2001 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added MLB 2001 Released: 2000 (989 Studios)
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Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 1987 (Jaleco)
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All-Star Baseball 2003 ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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Triple Play Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
andy-lautenschleger added
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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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Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winni... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 1996 (Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.)
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Triple Play 2000 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 1999 (EA Canada)
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Major League Baseball 2K... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Released: 2005 (Kush Games)
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The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 2007 (Blue Castle Games)
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All-Star Baseball 2005 ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added
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Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Baseball Stars Released: 1989 (SNK Playmore)
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Triple Play 97 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Released: 1996 (Electronic Arts)
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World Series Baseball 2K... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 2003 (Blue Shift Inc.)
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MLB 2004 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added MLB 2004
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Baseball Simulator 1.000... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
muzziac added
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MVP Baseball 2003 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
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World Series Baseball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Adam Hadley added Released: 1994 (BlueSky Software)
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World Series Baseball 2K... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Released: Jul 17 2000 (Sega Wow)
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Sports Talk Baseball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Released: 1992 (Sega)
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Home Run King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Dylan Detrick added Released: 2002 (Sega Wow)
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MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Video Games
Cardinals4eva added MLB 14 the Show