WHAT IS ACTION! PC BASEBALL?
Action! PC Baseball is the most comprehensive
stat-based baseball game on the market.
Action! PC Baseball is designed to challenge
your mind and not your fingers. Play results are determined by lineups, play
calls and strategy rather than joystick skill and dice rolls. You’re the
coach with hundreds of strategy options available! In Action! PC Baseball,
players are rated using every available published statistic as well as
expert subjective analysis! Each player performs as he did in real life with
amazing statistical accuracy. Action! PC Baseball also includes
extensive player, team, and league statistical reports!
Play games head-to-head, over the internet,
or against the computer. Relive past seasons as the manager of your favorite
team; draft teams and play games in a league; let the computer manage all of
the teams and watch the results; or set your managerial preferences for a
specific team and let the computer play a season with your manager profile.
Any way you play, you’ll love the statistical accuracy and strategy Action!
PC Baseball brings to your home computer.
Dave Koch Sports, we use every available published stat and
expertly formulated subjective ratings, to make Action! PC Baseball the
most realistic and exciting baseball game you can play!
Playing Action! PC Baseball is fun and easy!
All of the tools that you need to set game preferences, play exhibition or
league games, and create reports are conveniently organized in our
user-friendly game interface. Once game play begins, you can make strategic
game-changing decisions with the click of a mouse. Make basic decisions like
changing pitchers or using a pinch hitter, to more in-depth moves such as
maneuvering your infield and outfield depth, pitching around batters, and warming up
pitchers in the bullpen. Determine whether your players will hit, bunt, hit
and run, or steal. The Action! PC base coach displays the percentage chance
of successfully sending a runner to the next base as well as the arm
strength of the player who will be throwing the ball! Substitute a late
inning defensive replacement, or use that situational lefty to get a tough
out in the 8th inning. All of the strategic decisions are in your hands!
Action! PC Baseball allows you to customize
your game screen with a variety of display options. It features every big
league park and the ability to import your own! The optional video chalkboard option
allows you to view ball flight, throws, base runner and fielder movements.
Rich and varied play-by-play, including hundreds of rare plays, will pull
you into the action. Play-by-Play refers to many game and season statistics
such as hitting with runners in scoring position, monthly batting, hitting
streaks, and in-game summaries. Color commentary includes ballpark
specific references, player nicknames, and even home run distances! In fact, there are over 10,000 play-by-play
descriptions for a simple ground out to shortstop! Optional
pitch-by-pitch mode with realistic adjustments to balls, strikes, balls put
in play, batting average and other results. All adjustments are based on
batter, pitcher and ball-strike count. Pitch-by-pitch mode can be utilized
based on inning and base runner situation and can be changed from batter to
Game Preferences form allows you to display a number of player features,
including player game and season stats to date, fielder range, throwing arm
and fielding percentage, and base runner rating and steal percentage.
Features such as video chalkboard, pitcher fatigue, pitch speed, bullpen
warm-up, projected outcome box, and out-of-town scoreboard are just a click away.
Roster form allows you to fill out your team's lineup for the day. You can
use a team’s daily lineup, allow the computer to auto-fill your lineup, or
fill out your own lineup based upon the opposing pitcher, players' vs.
lefty/righty batting average, defense, or any of a number of factors.
Program a lineup and starting pitcher for every game if you wish.
the game, you can view the box score or email game files to your league
statistician or other league members with the click of a button. Whether
you’re playing against a friend or the computer, replaying a season, playing
in a draft league or playing on the internet, you’ll love the real-life
excitement of Action! PC Baseball!
Action! PC sports games have
long been the leaders in internet play. Our baseball game is no
exception! In a few simple steps, you can connect for a single game or an
entire series against any other Action! PC Baseball game owner—no third
party software is needed! After a game, click one button to send the
game headline and box score to every member of your league. Click another
button to send the game’s data file to the league statistician. You can even
create a league address book and league website with just a few
As is with all of the Action! PC games,
Action! PC Baseball offers an extensive number of league and team reports.
Any report may be printed, saved to disk, or saved to an html file!
View league leaders in a number of
customized statistical categories. Action! PC Baseball Leader Boards
include hundreds of standard statistics as well as many unique stats
you can use to create your own leader boards
View day-by-day reports for any player.
Click a game to view the complete box score.
Analyze league data with this powerful tool. Choose from many standard
reports or create a custom report. Filter and sort your report in any
way imaginable. Prepare simple reports (ex. the number of home runs
second-basemen hit in 2002) or in-depth reports (ex. on-base
percentage at home games).
Scan all completed games to find special
events. Click any of the found results to view the complete box score.
League Reports: Compare teams in your league by any batting pitching or fielding
statistic! Our standings report displays division and wild card
"What If" Reports: An Action! PC Baseball exclusive—Estimate player statistics in
different eras and parks. Get a glimpse of how a Colorado player might
have hit had he played his home games at a park other than Coors
Field! It’s an excellent tool for comparing players prior to your
Records: View the top five game and season record holders. Reports may
be created for batting, pitching, and fielding.
Create a report for a specific calendar day.
Build an encyclopedia and generate custom results.
View a team’s individual stats, as well as any box score from the
entire season. Build customized team reports. View player statistics,
rosters and box scores by team.
Print baseball cards in two different sizes.
The cards are loaded with stats and can even include
a player photo!
Acton! PC baseball
allows you to easily customize your own league. Create and edit individual
players and teams; serve as your own manager/GM; trade, release, and draft
your own players—the
decisions are up to you! The Schedule tool allows you to build your own
schedule or use a
computer generated schedule function to build an entire season. The Modify Team form allows you to change the
manager, team colors, stadium, base year, and
If you're interested in building a league full of your favorite teams
from past seasons, the Import Team function allows you to do just that.
Insert any team from a past season disk with just a couple of clicks, and
start a league full of your favorite teams.
Starting up a new draft league is easy.
Start up a new league with any past season disk by releasing all players
into the draft pool. The Draft function allows you to set up and
modify the draft order, and displays the list of available players, which
are sortable by name, position, stats, or ratings. You can even draft against
Teams may be created,
modified, moved or imported as desired with a maximum roster size of 100
players! You can even edit team colors and logos. Players may be
created, edited, released, erased, drafted or traded. From the Roster form, you are also able to
set a number of different lineups. You can save up to ten regular starting
lineups, as well as set lineups for any particular date of the season. In
addition, you can fill out a position depth chart for vs. L/R, rank your
pinch hitters for vs. L/R, as well as set a pitching rotation, spot
starters, and a detailed bullpen rotation!
View each player's statistics and ratings for
a season directly from the team roster. By double-clicking a position
player, both his real-life and computer stats
are displayed on the Player form: pinch, clutch, home, road, stats by month,
vs. L/R break down, and much more. You can
display a player's fielding stats by position, as well as individual ratings
such as bunt, base running, OF arm, C arm, hit and run, Power vs. L, Power
vs. R, and many more. View all players, or categorize them by batters, pitchers,
bat L/R, and pitch L/R. Sort the players by leaders in a category, such as
batting average., ERA., on-base percentage, and many
more. You can even use custom player photos.
Action! PC Baseball boasts an
extensive Computer Manager that allows you to easily program managerial
preferences! Build a coaching profile for offense, defense, and
pitching. Program lineups, depth charts, pitching rotations, and
bullpens. Set individual player usage. Set special situations,
such as pulling players for a late inning defensive substitute or bringing a
reliever into a game to face a single batter. These and dozens of
other managerial preferences can be programmed with ease. And
exporting and emailing your Computer Manager to other league members is done
in a few simple steps.
Our Roster Management tools offer
complete options for team, roster, and lineup management. You can set
roster limits for opening day as well as
September 1. You have the option of turning off
real-life transaction dates and playing your season with injuries and
enforced roster limits! You can specify a maximum number of demotion
options per player.
You can make all the roster moves
for human managed teams. The computer will handle promotions and
demotions for computer managed teams by
calling up injuring replacements, cutting down to the required roster limits
and replacing overused or ineffective players. The computer general
manager will even "call-up" emergency spot starters!
You can micromanage strategy and
playing time for each player rather than by team. Specify when to pull
a pitcher based on pitch counts, when to pull a
pitcher for a pinch hitter, who to use or not to use as a defensive
replacement, who to pinch run for, who not to pinch run for, and many
more! You can even specify preferred left and right batting
order positions for each player!
The Roster Management tools let
you easily make simple or complex managerial decisions. Manage a team any
way you like. It feels like real baseball.
are rated using every available published statistic as well as expert
subjective analysis. Each subjective rating—defensive range, outfield arm,
catcher arm, base running, bunt, hit and run, clutch pitcher rating, and
more—is essential to accurately translate real-life characteristics of the
game. For example, the clutch pitcher rating helps to accurately portray the
effectiveness of a pitcher such as Pete Vuckovich in 1982, who allowed a
high number of hits and walks, yet had a 3.34 earned run average and won the
CY Young award. While he may allow a high number of base runners, it
enhances his ability to get out of situations with players on base. We use
actual L/R splits when available and estimate them for historical seasons.
As a result, each player performs as he did in real life with amazing
unique element of Action! PC Baseball is the Era tool. From 1876 to present,
each year is separated statistically based upon league averages from that
season. Therefore, teams from different eras are automatically
normalized when playing each other.
Every big league ball park from 1876 to
present also has its own statistical breakdown for every season that it was
in use. See how A-Rod might have hit in 2002 if he played his home games at
Coors Field; or see how many home runs “The Babe” might have hit in 1927 had
he played at the Polo Grounds instead of Old Yankee Stadium!
The staff at Dave
Koch Sports is continually adding to its lineup of past season disks for
all of the Action! PC sports games.