Tommy Lasorda Baseball

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Tommy Lasorda Baseball
Tommy Lasorda Baseball.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Programmer(s) Keiichi Yamamoto
Platform(s) Arcade
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
ReleaseArcade:
Mega Drive/Genesis:
  • JP: April 22, 1989
  • NA: August 14, 1989
Genre(s) Traditional baseball simulation
Mode(s) Player versus player
Player versus computer
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Sega Mega-Tech
CPU Motorola 68000
(@ 7.670442 MHz)
Z80 x 2
(@ 3.57954 MHz)
SoundYM3438
(@ 7.670442 MHz)
SN76496 x 2
(@ 3.57954 MHz)
DisplayResolution:
Raster
320 x 416 pixels
Refresh Rate:
60 Hz
Palette Colors:
96

Tommy Lasorda Baseball is a baseball game released for the Sega Mega-Tech arcade system and later as one of the six launch titles for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console in the North American region.

Summary

Tommy Lasorda personally endorsed this video game; at the time he was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game is not licensed by any professional baseball league, making all team and player names fictional. Game modes include single game exhibitions and a 30-game season mode. A pre-game difficulty switch makes the game biased either towards the pitcher, batter, or an equal game of skill between pitcher and batter. Due to an agreement with Sega, this game was never released for any home console other than the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

Tommy Lasorda American baseball player and coach

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