Major League®  Baseball

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [#2614]

Release #5 September 4,1980

Trademark used under license of Major League Baseabll Promotion Corp.

Also released by Sears as Baseball

Re-released by INTV Corp as Big League Baseball [INTV#2614]

Produced by APh Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics

Program: David Rolfe

Package Illustration: Jerrol Richardson


Instructions Posted Here

1981 CATALOG DESCRIPTION

The crowd roars as the nine man home team sprints out onto the field. Then you and your opponent use all the tricks in the book to score the winning run.

You control all the action -- balls and strikes, hit and run, double plays and stolen bases. And it's not over until the last out of the ninth inning!

  • Two players
  • Nine full innings
  • Control pitching, fielding, base running, batting
  • Licensed by Major League Baseball.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Developed at APh during 1979, Major League Baseball came out in 1980 and went on to become the best selling Intellivision cartridge, with 1,085,700 shipped as of June 4, 1983 (the last date for which figures are available). After Mattel Electronics went out of business, INTV Corp changed the name of the cartridge to Big League Baseball rather than pay to renew the Major League Baseball trademark license.

An M Network Atari 2600 version, called Super Challenge Baseball, was released

FUN FACT: Major League Baseball is the only cartridge to use the Intellivision sound chip for spech synthesis (the umpire crying "Yer out!"). Marketing put a stop to any further such use, fearing it would hurt sales of the Intellivoice module.