- Summary: MLB pros join the Backyard Kids? now, for the first time on the PS2! Young baseball fans can pick Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Soriano and 14 other stars, all playing as kids! Choose lineups, team logos, and awesome fields ? and control every pitch. With outrageous power-ups and surprises, kids can smash homeruns, throw clutch strikeouts and have a one-of-a-kind Backyard Sports experience. Features an all-star MLB lineup: Alfonso Soriano, Dontrelle Willis, Nomar Garciaparra, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Delgado, Ichiro, Sammy Sosa, Albert Pujols and Eric Gagne. [Atari]… Collapse
Backyard Baseball does a great job of sustaining the pure addictive fun that is baseball without sacrificing its humor or little league appeal. At times I wish the game kept true to the rules of the game or kept some semblance of reality, but then again its the fantasy that keeps this one from getting boring.
The control flat-out sucks. I had a rough time moving my fielders, and I can't imagine a chid who has yet to add a second digit to his age faring any better. [June 2004, p.95]