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    Backyard Baseball 2001

    Game » consists of 1 releases. Released Apr 25, 2000

    Humongous Entertainment brings us another installment of Backyard Baseball, this time featuring 31 MLB players and online play.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Backyard Baseball 2001 last edited by SpongeBat1 on 09/06/21 04:45PM View full history

    Backyard Baseball 2001 broke ground by being the first game in the beloved series to feature major league baseball players. A streamlined batting and pitching system combined with an easy learning curve made this game accessible for all ages.

    Team Selection

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams are available for use. There is also a selection of the classic Backyard Baseball teams, such as the Watermelon Heads and the Wombats. Customizable team colors and nicknames are available for custom teams.

    MLB Players

    31 MLB players are playable in the game, one from every team in the 2001 season (2 from the Cincinnati Reds):

    Manager Screen
    Manager Screen
    • Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros)
    • Carlos Beltrán (Kansas City Royals)
    • Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants)
    • Jeromy Burnitz (Milwaukee Brewers)
    • Jose Canseco (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
    • Marty Cordova (Minnesota Twins)
    • Nomar Garciaparra (Boston Red Sox)
    • Jason Giambi (Oakland Athletics)
    • Alex Gonzalez (Florida Marlins)
    • Juan Gonzalez (Detroit Tigers)
    • Shawn Green (Los Angeles Dodgers)
    • Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds)
    • Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal Expos)
    • Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres)
    • Derek Jeter (New York Yankees)
    • Randy Johnson (Arizona Diamondbacks)
    • Chipper Jones (Atlanta Braves)
    • Jason Kendall (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    • Barry Larkin (Cincinnati Reds)
    • Kenny Lofton (Cleveland Indians)
    • Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals)
    • Raul Mondesi (Toronto Blue Jays)
    • Mike Piazza (New York Mets)
    • Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles)
    • Alex Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners)
    • Ivan Rodriguez (Texas Rangers)
    • Curt Schilling (Philadelphia Phillies)
    • Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs)
    • Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox)
    • Mo Vaughn (Anaheim Angels)
    • Larry Walker (Colorado Rockies)

    Fictional Players

    Included alongside the 31 MLB players were the original 30 characters whom were all included in the first installment of Backyard Baseball.

    1. Jocinda Smith
    2. Ronny Dobbs
    3. Mario Luna
    4. Achmed Khan
    5. Tony Delvecchio
    6. Dimitri Petrovich
    7. Gretchen Hasselhoff
    8. Lueane Lui
    9. Kimmy Eckman
    10. Ricky Johnson
    11. Annie Frazier
    12. Mikey Thomas
    13. Lisa Crocket
    14. Amir Khan
    15. Sally Dobbs
    16. Pete Wheeler
    17. Dante Robinson
    18. Vicki Kawaguchi
    19. Reese Worthington
    20. Kenny Kawaguchi
    21. Stephanie Morgan
    22. Sidney Weber
    23. Ashely Weber
    24. Angela Delvecchio
    25. Marky Dubois
    26. Pablo Sanchez
    27. Billy Jean Blackwood
    28. Jorge Garcia
    29. Ernie Steele
    30. Kiesha Phillips

    Create a Player

    This game featured Create a Player feature, letting you decide the

    • Gender
    • Birthday
    • Right or Left handed
    • Race
    • Hairstyle
    • Nickname
    • Stats of player
    Create a Player
    Create a Player

    Game Types

    Single Game

    Able to select your difficulty level, team, and players. You pick in a dodgeball type format, back and forth.

    Season Mode

    Play a full 14 game season. Pick your team and whatever players you want. Also pick your home-field and difficulty level.

    Online Play

    The first backyard game to feature online play. Played on a closed network provided by Humongous Entertainment.

    Batting Practice

    Robotic pitching machine Mr. Clankey throws you fastballs, slow balls, and curve-balls. You hit them all around the field.


    During the game, you are rewarded both batting and pitching power-ups. To get a batting power-up, you need to make a double or triple play. To get a pitching power-up, you must get a strikeout with your pitcher.

    Pitching Power-ups

    Fire Ball Pitch
    Fire Ball Pitch
    • Big Freeze: Right before the pitch reaches the plate, it freezes in place, throwing off the batter's timing
    • Corkscrew: Does a circular spiral towards the plate
    • Crazyball: As the name suggests, it goes in all different directions
    • Elevator: The pitch rides the ground on the way to the plate, but quickly rises right before reaching the strikezone
    • Fire Ball: An extremely fast pitch
    • More Juice: Refreshes pitching stamina
    • Slo-Mo: An extremely slow pitch
    • Spitball: Reduces hitting power when contact is made
    • Zig-Zag: Extreme horizontal movement

    Batting Power-ups

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    • Aluminum Power: The batters' wood bat transforms into an aluminum bat, increasing the chance of a home run
    • Crazy Bunt: A bunt that goes in all different directions. The only way the ball can be stopped is if a player touches it or if it hits a fence
    • Screaming Line Drive: A lightening fast line drive that screams while in the air
    • Under Grounder: Causes the ball to disappear into the ground, then reappear randomly in the outfield


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