Pete Rose Pennant Fever (1988 & 1989)
Endorsed by Pete Rose, the innovations in Pete Rose Pennant Fever are numerous. The game was the first baseball game to feature excellent digitized sounds from PC speakers. The graphics have very fluid player movements that push hardware limitations of that time. The game’s most important innovation is that the game was the first to offer career mode, and in so doing, deserve mention as one of the first baseball simulations for the PC. The graphics may look dated today, but Pete Rose Pennant Fever is one of the true pioneers in the genre that deserve to be forever played. The game was published by Absolute Entertainment in 1988 for the Atari 2600 and in 1989 for the Atari 7800.
Watch gameplay from Pete Rose Pennant Fever: