Tommy Lasorda Baseball (1989)
Tommy Lasorda Baseball was the first 16-bit baseball cart on the market. Stats and player names are fictional. Batters are rated according to batting average, home runs, running speed, and fielding and throwing ability. Pitchers are rated by ERA, curve-throwing ability, stamina, top throwing speed, and the distance a hit pitch will travel. All the ratings make this game a challenge to your managerial ability as well as your gaming skill because you’re calling the shots from the dugout. A pre-game difficulty switch makes the game biased either towards the pitcher, batter, or an equal game of skill between pitcher and batter. Released by Sega for the Sega Mega-Tech arcade system and later the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
Watch this commercial with Tommy Lasorda promoting his new baseball video game for the Sega Genesis entitled “It’s a Whole New Ballgame”:
Enjoy gameplay from Tommy Lasorda Baseball: