Baseball (1978)
Baseball, also packaged and sold as Home Run, is an early, extremely crude attempt at video baseball for the Atari 2600 by Telegames. Players control a single fielder or three fielders moving in unison. They cannot throw the ball, and there are no fly balls to catch, but tagging players out is ridiculously easy. Two-player games between competent gamers usually end in a zero to zero tie, and the computer is very easy to beat. Pitching, on the other hand, is nicely executed as players can throw curves, fastballs, screwballs, or change-ups in a fairly convincing manner. Home runs, strangely enough, are scored only by hitting the ball directly over second base.

First commercial for the Atari VCS/2600 for Baseball/Home Run, Air-Sea Battle, and Breakout, featuring baseball legend Pete Rose, soccer legend Pelé, and TV star Don Knotts. See the commercial:

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