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989 Sports Major League Baseball
Basic Information
Type(s)
Series
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sports, Baseball
PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable

The MLB series, is a series of Major League Baseball video games by Sony Computer Entertainment published under their 989 Sports label. The series was originally developed by Sony Interactive Studios America who lated became 989 Studios until eventually merging into Sony Computer Entertainment America. Following the merge the games were released under the 989 Sports brand up until 2006.

Games[]

MLB 98

Original release date(s):[1]
July 1, 1997 (NA)
Release years by system:
1997—PlayStation[1]
Notes:
  • Developed by Sony Interactive Studios America and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America[1]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully
  • Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees was featured on the cover
MLB 99

Original release date(s):[2]
April 14, 1998 (NA)
Release years by system:
1998—PlayStation[2]
Notes:
  • Developed by Sony Interactive Studios America and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America[3]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully
  • Baltimore Orioles hitter Cal Ripken Jr. was featured on the cover
MLB 2000

Original release date(s):[4]
February 28, 1999 (NA)
Release years by system:
1999—PlayStation[4]
Notes:
  • Developed and published by 989 Studios under the 989 Sports label[5]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully
  • Anaheim Angels hitter Mo Vaughn was featured on the cover
MLB 2001

Original release date(s):[6]
March 29, 2000 (NA)
Release years by system:
2000—PlayStation[6]
Notes:
  • Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America and published under the 989 Sports label[6]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully[7]
  • Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves was featured on the cover
MLB 2002

Original release date(s):[8]
May 7, 2001 (NA)
Release years by system:
2001—PlayStation[8]
Notes:
  • Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America and published under the 989 Sports label[9]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully[10]
  • Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves was featured on the cover
MLB 2003

Original release date(s):[11]
June 19, 2002 (NA)
Release years by system:
2002—PlayStation[11]
Notes:
  • Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America and published under the 989 Sports label[11]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully
  • Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants was featured on the cover
MLB 2004

Original release date(s):[12]
March 10, 2003 (NA)
June 19, 2003 (JP)
Release years by system:
2003—PlayStation, PlayStation 2[12][13]
2004—Mobile phone[14]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as MLB 2003[15]
  • Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America and published under the 989 Sports label.[16] Developed and published by JAMDAT Mobile for the mobile phone[14]
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully
  • Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers was featured on the cover
MLB 2005

Original release date(s):[17]
March 16, 2004 (NA)
May 27, 2004 (JP)
Release years by system:
2004—PlayStation, PlayStation 2[17][18]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as MLB 2004[19]
  • Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment America and published under the 989 Sports label
  • Color commentary is by Dave Campbell and the play by play announcer is Vin Scully[20]
  • Eric Chavez of the Oakland Athletics was featured on the cover
MLB 2006

Original release date(s):[21]
March 8, 2005 (NA)
Release years by system:
2005—PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable[21][22]
Notes:
  • Known simply as MLB on the PlayStation Portable[22]
  • Developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was featured on the cover

See also[]

  • MLB 06: The Show, Sony's successor to the 989 Sports baseball series

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MLB 98 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  2. 2.0 2.1 MLB '99 Game Profile. IGN. Retrieved on 2009-07-30
  3. MLB 99 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-07-30
  4. 4.0 4.1 MLB 2000 Release Information for PlayStation. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2009-08-09
  5. MLB 2000 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-09
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 MLB 2001 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-13
  7. MLB 2001 for PlayStation - Technical Information. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-13
  8. 8.0 8.1 MLB 2002 for PlayStation - Release Summary. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-14
  9. MLB 2002 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-14
  10. MLB 2002 for PlayStation - Technical Information. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-14
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 MLB 2003 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  12. 12.0 12.1 MLB 2004 for PlayStation 2 - Release Summary. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  13. MLB 2004 for PS. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  14. 14.0 14.1 MLB 2004. IGN. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  15. MLB 2004 Release Information for PlayStation 2. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  16. MLB 2004 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  17. 17.0 17.1 MLB 2005 for PlayStation 2 - Release Summary. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  18. MLB 2005 for PS. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  19. MLB 2005 Release Information for PlayStation 2. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  20. MLB 2005 - Credits. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  21. 21.0 21.1 MLB 2006 - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
  22. 22.0 22.1 MLB - Overview. allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-16
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