93s top dog baseball game!
Anthony (Tony) La Russa was a badass infielder and later on became a baseball club manager, so, when he endorsed a game he was the kind that actually cared, and that's why this game is one of the better ones from 93. It wasn't a complete departure from the gameplay recipe that baseball games had been known to have been built upon back in the day, but, without a question, it was a well implemented one, a game that was well done, that had outstanding interactivity and was generally pretty well polished, all around. It is rare to find a game that also looked as good as this one did, back in 83, and, well, it manages to look better then most because it understood a very simple principle: the actual gameplay wasn't hinged on the graphics, as the actual interaction was minigames based; thus, the developers took the liberty to put the virtual cameras much closer to the players, thus being able to cram a lot more detail into the way they were displayed, while the animations, as well, were just a hint more detailed than other games of this sort. So, yeah, it's a well polished baseball game, still arcade style, but it is very well done, more so than anything I've played in this particular niche and genre. I think that only much later games such as Tony La Russa Baseball 4 can actually dethrone it from its spot.