MicroLeague Baseball (1984, 1989, 1992)
Microleague established itself as one of the primary publishers of sports simulation games, and were licensed. The real-life teams and players are included, as well as classic teams from the past – lots of data disks where released featuring additional lineups. Each play is graphically shown, with a running commentary detailing how it unfolds. Published by MicroLeague Multimedia.
Watch gameplay from MicroLeague Baseball in 1984:
You can see real graphic improvements by 1989 in MicroLeague Baseball II: