The Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball wiki last edited by Mento on 03/18/15 08:32PM View full history

Overview

Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball was released for the SNES in 1994. It had the MLB license but not the license of the Player's Union, so fictionalized names (other than Griffey's) were used for the athletes. The fictional names are notable for the various themes that teams were given. For example, the Kansas City Royals were all named after United States presidents and the Baltimore Orioles are named after famous Baltimoreans.

Gameplay

The game features exhibition and season play, as well as a 1 or 2-player Home Run Derby mode. When pitching, the player can control the path of the ball in midair, which can make 2-player competitive play sometimes infuriating. Aside from this, basic gameplay is fairly straightforward. In-game stadiums resemble their real-life equivalents and include well-known features like Fenway Park's left field wall (the Green Monster) and Baltimore's brick facade of the B & O warehouse beyond right field that Ken Griffey struck with a ball during 1993's Home Run Derby.

Fictional Name Team Themes

  • Atlanta Braves - Famous DJs
  • Baltimore Orioles - Baltimore natives
  • Boston Red Sox - Cheers (TV Show) characters and Boston landmarks
  • California Angels - Famous actors
  • Chicago White Sox - Basketball players from St. John's University
  • Chicago Cubs - Sports actions or nicknames
  • Cincinnati Reds - Prolific writers
  • Cleveland Indians - Famous Actresses
  • Colorado Rockies - Famous people associated with horror movies
  • Detroit Tigers - Motown singers
  • Houston Astros - Cartoonists
  • Kansas City Royals - Presidents of the United States of America
  • Los Angeles Dodgers - Punk rockers and other musicians from California
  • Milwaukee Brewers - Secret agents, detectives, and superhero secret identities
  • Minnesota Twins - Book characters
  • Montreal Expos - 1980's English musicians
  • New York Mets - Punk rockers from New York
  • New York Yankees - Former Yankee greats
  • Oakland Athletics - Prolific authors
  • Philadelphia Phillies - Philly landmarks and characters from the Rocky movies
  • San Francisco Giants - Workers from Software Creations
  • San Diego Padres - Punk rockers from England
  • Seattle Mariners - Workers from Nintendo of America
  • St. Louis Cardinals - Comedians
  • Texas Rangers - Western motif
  • Toronto Blue Jays - Wigan Warriors rugby team members

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