Baseball season is upon us so try out these five retro classics that’ll instill an even bigger love for America’s pastime.

Hardball 99: A dark horse classic on the PlayStation. Play it for the historic teams, but stay for the player editor.

RBI Baseball: If you have an NES and don’t own this, trade in your retro game card right now.

Bad News Baseball: This one may have the best animations and pitching of any 8-bit Baseball game.

Little League Baseball: This may be the best baseball game on the NES. The only thing that hurts it is its lack of team teams and players.

Sports Talk Baseball: This Sega Genesis classic has annoying play-0by-play by today’s standards, but it’s still a tremendous amount of fun.

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