On This Day In Gaming History!: April 2nd, 2018

Backyard Baseball is a series of baseball video games for children which was developed by Humongous Entertainment and published by Atari. It was first released in October 1997 for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. Later games were featured on Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Wii, and iOS. There have been eleven different versions of the game since 1997. It was released for GameCube In the USA on April 2nd, 2003.

The original game consisted of 30 neighborhood kids which the gamer could choose to play. Over the years, the idea of “Pro players as kids” became popular, and the original statistics and looks of the players changed. This game has various playable modes, they include: Single Game, Batting Practice, Spectator, and Season Game.

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In 2013 “The Evergreen Group” acquired the IP from Atari.

For more information on this game, check out the entry at Wikipedia here.
For more images, check out the entry at MobyGames here.

Cheers & Game On!
-TheMaltyGamer

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