Out of the Park Baseball ("OOTP") is the most sophisticated baseball simulation game on the market. The series has improved continuously since its inception in 1999, winning countless awards along the way, including multiple Sports Game of the Year awards. Now in its 12th incarnation, OOTP offers everything a baseball fan can ask for in a computer baseball game.
One of the strengths of OOTP is that it offers multiple ways to play the game. You can create your league and simply watch it evolve by simulating long periods of time. Maybe you want to act as a general manager and build your franchise via trades, contract negotiations, or through the first-year player draft. Or you can dive deep into managing and call the strategy for every pitch and at-bat from the dugout. And of course, you can tailor all of this to your individual style of play.
There are three different types of leagues you can play in OOTP:
Major League Opening Day Rosters - Each version of OOTP comes with a roster set featuring the current season's Major League rosters, including accurately rated real players from the majors right down to the rookie leagues! Take over your favorite baseball franchise and guide it to glory!
Historical Leagues - You can create your own historical league, based on any real-world season from 1871 through the most recently completed season, without having to purchase additional season disks! You can use historical leagues to "replay" seasons from history, or you can simulate them into the future, with real players entering the league automatically in the correct years. OOTP even automatically adds expansion teams at the appropriate teams. You can create your own alternate baseball history!
Fictional Leagues - OOTP gives you the ability to create your own fictional baseball universe. You choose the league setup, the rules, the schedule, and the desired statistical output. OOTP creates a brand new baseball universe which begs to be discovered. Want a 40-team league with 3 minor league levels in Canada? No problem! A small 8-team independent league with an age-limit located in South Dakota? No problem either. The possibilities are endless; the only limit is your imagination.