Top Baseball Video Games to Play

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Few sports have translated to the video game medium as seamlessly and passionately as America's favorite pastime. Ever since the pioneering days of 1960s computerized baseball simulators, the world of baseball gaming has evolved to include realistic simulations, arcade adventures, and everything in between.

Whether you dream of (virtually) stepping up to the plate in the major leagues or prefer to manage your own championship-caliber franchise, there's a baseball video game out there for everything.

Let's dive into some of the best baseball video games you can play right now.

MLB The Show 24

Platforms: Xbox (One, Series X, S), PlayStation (4,5), Nintendo Switch

The MLB The Show series has long been the gold standard for realistic baseball gaming. MLB The Show 24 continues this tradition, offering stunning graphics, deep franchise modes, and true-to-life gameplay.

Whether you're pitching on the mound, swinging for the fences, or making game-changing plays in the field, this game will have you feeling the pressure of those big-league moments with the intensity of a Super Bowl showdown. With extensive customization options and an ever-evolving live-service model, MLB The Show 24 is a must-have for any diehard baseball fan.

Out of the Park Baseball 24

Platforms: Windows, macOS

For the ultimate baseball strategy experience, look no further than Out of the Park Baseball 24. This simulation game puts you in the shoes of a general manager, tasking you with building a championship-caliber roster through trades, free agency, and the draft. 

With detailed simulations of real-world teams and players, OOTP 24 offers unparalleled depth and realism. Crunch the numbers, make tough decisions, and guide your franchise to glory.

MVP Baseball 2005

Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube

Ah, the nostalgic classic that still holds up today. MVP Baseball 2005 is a beloved baseball game that captured the hearts of fans with its easy-to-learn controls, responsive gameplay, and engaging franchise mode. 

Despite its age, the gameplay holds up, offering a fun and engaging experience that's less about pixel-perfect graphics and more about sheer enjoyment. The game is still kept alive thanks to patches from modders.

Super Mega Baseball 4

Platforms: Xbox (One, Series X, S), PlayStation (4,5), Nintendo Switc

Looking for something a little less serious? Super Mega Baseball 4 delivers a perfect blend of arcade action and engaging mechanics. With its exaggerated character designs and over-the-top gameplay, it's a blast to play solo or with friends. Don't let the cartoonish looks fool you, though; there's plenty of depth here for those who want it.

MLB 9 Innings 24

Platforms: Android, iOS

MLB 9 Innings 24 is a comprehensive, free-to-play baseball experience that you can take with you anywhere. With a deep franchise mode, various gameplay modes and an extensive roster of real MLB players, it's the perfect game for catching a quick inning or managing your team. 

The graphics are surprisingly good for a mobile game, and the intuitive controls make it easy to play, no matter where you are.

Baseball Star

Platforms: Android, iOS

Baseball Star is another mobile gem that offers a comprehensive baseball experience in the palm of your hand. With its player customization, team management features, and various modes, it provides a rich and engaging experience. Collect and upgrade your favorite players, compete in tournaments, and enjoy the quick, satisfying baseball action. 

Whether you're building your dream team or climbing the ranks, Baseball Star keeps the excitement at your fingertips.

Blocky Baseball

Platforms: Android, iOS

For a more laid-back and quirky take on baseball, Blocky Baseball is a home run. Its pixelated graphics and simple gameplay make it incredibly accessible and fun. Perfect for quick gaming sessions, this game combines the charm of retro visuals with the excitement of hitting that perfect home run.

Ultimate Pro Baseball GM

Platforms: Android, iOS

Ultimate Pro Baseball GM, just like Out of the Park Baseball 24, appeals to armchair general managers. This game focuses on the behind-the-scenes action, letting you build and manage your own baseball empire. From scouting and contracts to game day decisions, your strategic mind is the key to your team's success.


Whether you're a fan of the fast-paced action on the field, the strategic depth of team management, or just looking for a fun way to pass the time, there's a video game out there for you. From the realism of MLB The Show 24 to the strategic intricacies of Out of the Park Baseball 24, and the nostalgic charm of MVP Baseball 2005, video games cover all the bases.

So what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite, and game on!




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About Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan is a former baseball league commissioner and travel baseball coach who has made significant contributions to the sport. In 2018, he founded selectbaseballteams.com, a website that helps parents find youth and travel baseball teams in their local areas. Since its launch, the website has experienced impressive growth, offering a wealth of resources including teams, news, tournaments, and organizations. Chris's unwavering passion for baseball and his innovative approach to connecting parents with quality baseball programs have earned him a respected reputation in the baseball community, solidifying his legacy as a leading figure in the world of youth and travel baseball.

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