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Atari Baseball

Arcade Video game published 41 years ago by Atari, Inc.

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DESCRIPTION

Atari Baseball © 1979 Atari.


* The most realistic video basbeall attraction ever created.
* Instant response Trak-Ball controls maneuver runners, ourfielders and control throwing direction for realistic action and total player involvement.
* 1 or 2 players can select 4 different hitting plays, 4 different pitches, offering an endless variety of game challenges.
* Add-a-coin accumulator offers additional innings.
* Unique stand-up table design ideal for any size location.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

1
Runs on Atari Football Hardware
Game ID : 034711-034738

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 750 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete

Cabinet dimensions :
38,62 inches (98,02cm) high
44,18 inches (112,22cm) wide
25,25 inches (64,14cm) deep

Monitor : 23-inch B/W

Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 1

Diameter of trackball : 4.5 inches (11.43cm)

TRIVIA

Atari Baseball was released in June 1979.

First Rotberg coin-op game. Approximately 1,050 units were produced.

The large trackball used in this game is the same one used in "Atari Football", "Atari Basketball", and "Atari Soccer", as well as the Upright and Cockpit versions of "Missile Command".

This was originally slated to be Atari's first game to feature digitized speech. Dan Pliskin designed a speech board that included the umpire's calls, but management eventually nixed the idea.

An Atari Baseball machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

STAFF

Designed and programmed by : Ed Rotberg
Hardware Engineer : John Ray

SOURCES

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Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
All In Color For a Quarter - Keith Smith