'Hardball 5' (1996)
It was only 1996, but Hardball 5 rolled out the big guns with play-by-play commentary from Al Michaels. The graphics were surprisingly good for the times (fully animated pitcher windups!), especially compared to the elevator music that played for the duration of a nine-inning game.
From 8-bit to full 3D, baseball video games have come a long way. Click through the slideshow for STACK's list of the best games to come out over the past few decades.
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