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  1. The first release in the MLB17 series is finally here.
     
    This is the 2017 edition of the NES classic, R.B.I. Baseball. 
     
    All 30 teams are represented here with rosters and starting lineups closely representing the ones used on Opening Day.  I say "closely" because I took the liberties of juggling some of the lineups, due to a player being injured who would typically be in the starting lineup (i.e. Adrian Beltre, Didi Gregorious, and Steve Cishek).
     
    I did this ROM a little differently than previous years.  One of the first changes you will notice from the top is in the presentation.  In the past I would truncate a player's name if it exceeded (and most do) six letters.  So, Madison Bumgarner would be listed as "BUMGAR."  This year, I went with the classic "cramming" method, so Bumgarner is displayed ad "BMGRNR," Gary Sanchez is "SANCHZ", David Robertson is "RBRTSN", etc.  I tested out both way with last year's release to see what the general concensus was as far as preference goes.  Most seemed to like the "crammed" method, so that way stuck this season.
     
    Another difference is with the way I rated players.  With EVERY R.B.I. ROM release up to this date, I rated a player based on the previous season.  On paper, this seems like a good idea, but a lot of elite players were being stunted because of injuries.  I first took note of this a couple seasons ago where  Prince Fielder had a .247 average and 3 homeruns.  Because of this, he was rated not much better than a player on the back of the Padres' bench.  So, this season (and future seasons) I rated the players on their complete body of work based pro-rated over a 162 game season.  In doing so, even though Mike Trout had a "down" year with only 29 homeruns, he is still rated like a beast.
     
    If I botched anything, let me know.  Enjoy.
     
    The second release in my MLB17 series, R.B.I. Baseball 3: 2017, will be released in the next 2-3 weeks (earlier if you're a Patreon.com/BaronGaming member).

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  2. Celebrate the Chicago Cubs victory in the 2016 World Series with this ROM.  I don't typically do end-of-season ROMS, so this is kind of a big deal!
     
    To commemorate the season, the title screen's color scheme has been changed to something a little more "Cubbish."
     
    The ROM contains all ten teams that qualified for the 2016 Major League Baseball playoffs, to include:
    Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians Texas Rangers Washington Nationals New York Mets Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants  
    I based the player ratings based strictly on their 2016 performance.  What this means is that, if a player had a down year in 2016, it will reflect on their in-game performance.
     
    I've provided two versions of the ROM.  They both play identically to one another.  The only difference between the two is how the players are named.  The game only allows six characters per player name.  Version A has the players listed in traditional RBI Baseball compressed form (i.e. Bumgarner is Bmgrnr, Kershaw is Kershw, Donaldson is Dnldsn) and Version B has the players listed in my traditional truncated form (Bumgarner is Bumgar, Kershaw is Kersha, Donaldson is Donald).  On this note, I would appreciate some feedback as to which naming method everybody prefers for future ROM releases.
     
    Enjoy!
     

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  3. This is the Opening Day Edition of R.B.I. Baseball, the follow-up to the previously released R.B.I. Baseball: Spring Training Edition.
     
    All 30-teams are represented, featuring each team's Opening Day rosters (with a few minor "Editor's choice" changes).
     
    The ratings are determined using statistics from Baseball-Reference.com and my RBI Ratings formula.
     
    Enjoy!

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  4. This RBI Baseball ROM is based on the 1986 Major League Baseball season. 
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1986.shtml
     
    There are 30 teams, total.  It contains all 26 MLB clubs, the American and National League All-Star teams, and two teams of Legends (featuring the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, etc.).
     
    I based the player ratings on their statistics from the 1986 season.  The Legends' ratings are based on their career averages, pro-rated over a 162-game season.
     
    Enjoy!

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  5. Here is the Spring Training edition of my upcoming RBI Baseball 2016 ROM.
     
    All 30 Major League Baseball teams are featured, using TecmoTurd's expanded 30-team ROM and editor.
     
    Because this is the Spring Training edition, each team's starting lineup may not be 100% accurate.  However, I used the projected depth charts on MLB.com, and a sampling of each team's 2015 starting lineups in order to determine the rosters, so it's pretty close.
     
    This is called the Spring Training edition, because in 2 weeks after Opening Day, I will be releasing the final version of RBI Baseball 2016 featuring Opening Day lineups.  The Spring Training serves the purpose of getting you ready for the 2016 Major League Baseball season and also a preview of RBI Baseball 2016.
     
    To determine player ratings, I used my traditional formula based on linear regression (LINK HERE).
     
    Enjoy!
     
    NOTE:  Because the Chicago White Sox do not want Adam LaRoche's son to play RBI Baseball 2016 in the clubhouse, he (Adam LaRoche) is not featured in this game.

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  6. Taking a break from the RBI Baseball re-releases, here is a new ROM that showcases Negro League Baseball from 1943.
     
    The teams featured on the ROM are the Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Baltimore Elite Giants, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Cleveland Buckeyes, Chicago American Giants, Cincinnati Clowns, Memphis Red Sox, and the Kansas City Monarchs.
     
    Legends and Hall of Famers featured in the ROM include Satchel Paige, Josh Gray, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Larry Doby, and Buck O'Neil.

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  7. This historic ROM is based on the 1998 season and showcases Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's race to break Roger Maris' single-season home-run record.  The teams included in this ROM are the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and St. Louis Cardinals.

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  8. The RBI Baseball re-releases keep on coming.  This ROM is based on the 2001 season, the year that Barry Bonds broke baseball.  The teams included in this ROM include: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.
     


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  9. The historic ROMs keep coming.  This RBI Baseball edit is based on the 2012 Major League Baseball season and features the following teams:  Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Detroit Tigers.
     
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2012.shtml

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  10. The RBI Baseball re-releases continue with this ROM from 2013.  The teams featured are:  St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Tampa Bay Rays.
     
    2013 Major League Baseball season

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  11. In the next few weeks, I'm going to start re-uploading my collection of historic RBI Baseball ROMs to the site that were lost in the recent file-dump.  To prevent an oversaturation of RBI Baseball to the site, I will spread out the releases.  This will include Major League, Minor League, Japanese League, and future Negro League ROMs.  Be ready!
     
    This ROM is based on the 2014 Major League season and it contains the following teams:  St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Kansas City Royals.
     
    2014 Major League Baseball Season
    RBI Baseball 2014.nes

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  12.   I have made RBI Baseball for the 1979 Season.   This is my first RBI edit.   I have made an original version
    that plays like the original game where the scoring is like slow pitch softball.   I have also made a realistic version where I reduced the power of each player by 100.  This gives a more realistic scoring game.  
     
          Teams included are  Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, California Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, St.Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros.  These were the top 10 teams by record that year.   Just missing out were Detroit Tigers by 1/2 a game, Kansas City Royals by 1 game and Philadelphia Phillies by 2 games.
     
        IF you are a wee youngster or don't remember the 1979 season the Orioles beat the Angels in the AL Championship, the Pirates beat the Reds in the NL Championship and then the Pirates beat the Orioles in the World Series.  Pittsburgh also won the Super Bowl that year.

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  13. Using Knobbe's 30-team expanded RBI Baseball ROM, here is the 2015 edition of RBI Baseball.  The statistics and lineups are based on the 2015 season.  The players are listed on the team that they played on the most during the season (Cueto is a Red, Ackley is a Mariner, Price is a Tiger, etc.). 

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  14. It's been a while since I last created an RBI Baseball ROM, but here's the 2015 edition of the 10-team ROM.  It contains all ten teams that made the playoffs this year (St. Louis, Pittsburgh, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, NY Mets, NY Yankees, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Texas Rangers), and accounts for trade-deadline transactions that were made (David Price to the Blue Jays, Johnny Cueto to the Royals, etc.).
     
    Enjoy!

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  15. This ROM is an update of the “Spring Training” edition. The rosters have been updated, and I updated the ratings to incorporate the new formula I’ve been using for the historical ROMs.The ratings are based on 2014’s statistics with a few “grandfather” exceptions (Alex Rodriguez, Prince Fielder, CC Sabathia). These players are rated on expected stats as opposed to their actual stats. They are better than .000AVG/0HR, .247AVG/3HR, and 3W-4L/5.28ERA, respectively, due to injury and suspension.
     
    The most difficult decision was whether or not to include Yu Darvish on the Rangers, even as a #4 starter due to him being out for the entire year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Ultimately, I omitted him from the roster.
     
    When playing, don’t be afraid to dig deep into the bench. Some teams started this year with a handful of starters on the disabled list. They are on the roster, but didn’t make the opening day starting lineup. Don’t be surprised to find a 20+HR/.300+AVG player on the bench.
     
    *UPDATE* This is a slight update over the original version of the ROM that I updated at the beginning of the season.  I fixed Jason Hammel's name to read "J.Hammel" instead of "C.Hammel."  Also, I cleaned up the "noise" from the opening screen so now it properly reads "2015 SEASON" instead of "2013 UPDATE."  (Note: This ROM is not a roster update to incorporate trade deadline trades.  The next roster update will be in the 2016 edition of the ROM.)

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  16. This is a fun ROM.  It is based on the 1871 National Association of Professional Base Ball Players’ season.  This is the first year that professional organized baseball existed.
    Every team in the league is included, plus one more.  At the time, only nine teams existed (Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Stockings, Boston Red Stockings, Washington Olympics, New York Mutuals, Troy Haymakers, Ft. Wayne Kekiongas, Cleveland Forest Citys, and the Rockford Forest Citys).  A 10th team, Brooklyn, was added to the game.  This team was expected to join the league in 1871, but decided to remain as an amateur team.  However, for the sake of this game, the Brooklyn Atlantics were added.
     
    Also, during this time players did not use gloves.  This becomes evident when looking at the fielding statistics at the time and the Washington Olympics were to top fielding team at .850 (and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas the lowest with .803).  This is accurately reflected in this game as the players field as if they have no gloves.  Not sure why this happens, but I have frequently seen a player take a line-drive off the hand, drop it, and end up running off field in tears while his teammates recover the ball and continue the play.  Luckily, the player is back on the field before the next pitch is thrown.  Funny thing to watch.
     
    Don’t expect any dramatic power numbers in this ROM as there was a three-way tie between Levi Meyerle, Lip Pike, and Fred Treacey as league leader with four.  However, the season was approximately 30 games long, so I took this into consideration when determining the player ratings.  I based the ratings for each player on their career numbers pro-rated over a 162-game season.
     
    One last thing to note… Back in 1871, there were no pitching staffs.  A team had a pitcher, and that was it.  This is reflected in this game.  Each team has a single pitcher with extremely high stamina so he is expected to last the entire game.  If for some reason your pitcher is tiring, you can swap him out with a fresh version of himself.

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  17. Milking the “legends” theme once more, using TecmoTurd’s golden 30-Team RBI Editor, I’ve created a thirty-team RBI Baseball ROM based on the original ten-team NES game called Legends of RBI Baseball. In a way, this could be seen as a NES de-make of my SNES ROM, Ken Griffey Legends. Each team consists of the best players, past and present, for each Major League Baseball club.
     


     


     


     


     


     


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  18. This is a special request RBI Baseball ROM based on the 2014 Atlantic League minor league baseball season (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/league.cgi?id=d2e2946c).
     
    The teams included are the: York Revolution, Lancaster Barnstormers, Sugar Land Skeeters, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Somerset Patriots, Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks, and Bridgeport Bluefish. Because this is an 8-team league on a 10-team ROM, I’ve also included the Freedom Division All-Stars and the Liberty Division All-Stars.
     


     

     

     

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