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  • Summary: New features in the 2008 edition include: Baseball Mogul Encyclopedia - Outputs over 30,000 interlinked HTML pages. Historical leaders tracked in over 70 stats by team and season; hitting, pitching, and fielding stats at every level; annual financial records. Pitch-by-Pitch Mode - Fully interactive pitch-by-pitch mode puts you in complete control of the game. Ticker Tape - Shows updated scores, stats, leaders and headlines, even in the middle of each at-bat. Lefty-Righty Stats. Expanded Scouting Report - More stats like OPS, GDP, intentional walks, ground ball percent, and DICE. User Interface - Improves the visual appeal of each screen while also putting more stats at your fingertips. 2007 Rosters. Exclusive licensee of the Sean Lahman Baseball Database, including complete stats and data for over 18,000 players going back to the 19th century. [Sports Mogul Inc.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Baseball Mogul 2008 is absolutely great at what it does – a fantasy baseball simulator that lets you call all the shots for your team, from trades, lineups, and other GM and Manager duties. The simulator itself is extremely fast, accurate, and realistic with tons of ways to tweak if you find yourself needing to do so.
  2. No other game comes close to the major league statistical detail offered in this addictive simulation of our national pastime. [Sept 2007, p.60]
  3. It is limited in scope, but this makes it perfect for those with limited experience with similar products or gamers who are looking for a more casual baseball management title, while also making it a difficult recommendation for the more ambitious player.
  4. In the end, Baseball Mogul 2008 is a very satisfying baseball experience, just not on the field but rather from a general manager’s perspective. The lack of action isn't for everyone, but for the baseball nerd, it offers hours and hours (and hours and hours …) of engrossing simulation style gaming.
  5. Baseball Mogul 2008 hits a homer for gamers who sit in the stands with a scorecard and keep track of every foul ball. However, unless they're part of that very specific group, which there are legions, this baseball sim will likely be as much fun as watching the infield grass grow.
  6. If you are someone like me, who takes baseball really seriously and follows their favorite team closer than anyone else you know, then I would strongly recommend this game.
  7. Stay away from this game if you’re new to the series, and try to find yourself a copy of "Front Page Sports Baseball" or even "High Heat Baseball." I would recommend High Heat Baseball 2002 for your PC baseball simulation needs. Not only was the simulation aspect remarkable, but you could actually play the game as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ArnoldW.
    Apr 2, 2007
    10
    This is a not a game for joystick junkies. But if you like the strategy of building a team, and the strategy of calling plays and picking pitches, this is the best baseball game you can buy. Expand
  2. ChrisW.
    Apr 11, 2008
    10
    This game is sweet and underrated. People give it low scores because it doesn't have any graphics. This game is for the mentally inclined that can see the game through numbers and not just some graphics. I am a die hard baseball mogul fan till the day I kick the bucket. Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2013
    9
    a fun text based baseball sim that is engaging do everything from managing your rotation, to your minor leagues even adjust ticket prices and build your own stadium. Expand
  4. ColinM.
    Feb 13, 2008
    7
    Much easier than rivals. A good introduction to the baseball GM genre. Troubled AI can make the game easy however.
  5. JimG.
    Apr 17, 2007
    3
    Poor game, the look & feel is outdated, and compared to other baseball simulation games like Out of the Park Baseball, this game falls way short in fun factor, realism and depth. Expand