Damn, 1997 was an epic year. Titanic became the world's highest-grossing film ever for a dozen years, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott released one of the greatest hip-hop albums with her debut outing Supa Dupa Fly and Humongous Entertainment hit a homerun with the Backyard Baseball game.
Backyard Baseball, which came out 21 years ago this month, would go on to become a PC classic. All these years later, gamers still remember the game's diverse cast of 30 characters fondly. I mean how can you forget drafting Angela "Super Pop" Delvecchio for her pitching prowess, Pete "Wheelie" Wheeler for his running rating ("I can run real good"), Achmed "Axeman" Khan for this batting abilities, graceful ballerina Vicki Kawaguchi for her quick reflexes, Stephanie "Bubbles" Morgan for her shortstop skills, or Pablo "Secret Weapon" Sanchez for his all-around aptitude. You took pride in creating your team name—i.e., Humongous Melonheads, Little Giants, Junior Bombers—and picking the perfect lineup to take you to the Backyard Baseball World Series.
We asked our ONE37pm team what they remember about playing Backyard Baseball on Macintosh or Microsoft Windows and which characters they loved the most.