'Backyard Baseball Series' (1997)
Backyard Baseball was like the movie Sandlot come to life, and it was glorious. Playing as a team of neighborhood kids (or in later years, young versions of some of the pros), you traveled from backyard to backyard, using wild power-ups to blast the ball into your neighbor’s yard or throw ridiculous pitches like the “zig-zag,” where the ball would dart from corner to corner before settling over the plate.
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