Clutch Hitter

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Clutch Hitter
System(s): Sega System 18, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Arcade (System 18)
Nippon Professional Baseball (JP)
Arcade (System 18)
Sega Game Gear
Major League Baseball Players Association (US)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 18)
¥? ?
Arcade (System 18)
$? ?

Sega Game Gear
$39.9539.95[1] 2311

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Clutch Hitter (クラッチヒッター) is a baseball game originally released for Sega System 18 hardware before being ported to the Sega Game Gear. The Game Gear version was only released in North America.


Clutch Hitter is considered to be an entry in the Super League series of baseball games, directly inspiring the improvements Pro Yakyuu Super League '91 made to Super League.


There are noticeable differences between the Japanese and US versions of the arcade game - the US version has a MLBPA license and uses US teams, while the Japanese version opts for Japanese players and teams. There are also subtle changes to the presentation to reflect the two regions. A Chicken Leg, an enemy seen in Altered Beast and Golden Axe, makes a cameo appearance in the results screen.

Magazine articles

Main article: Clutch Hitter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

ClutchHitter System18 US Flyer.jpg
System 18 US flyer

ClutchHitter System18 JP Flyer.pdf

System 18 JP flyer

Physical scans

System 18 version

System 18, US
System 18, JP
"Top" instructions
"Long" instructions
Instuction card(s)

Game Gear version

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Clutch Hitter

Game Gear, US
ClutchHitter GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngClutchHitter GG US Box Front.jpg
ClutchHitter GG US Cart.jpg
Clutchhitter gg us manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 d228a467
MD5 daba20a2e2acc99cd7824ca9de42af46
SHA-1 df7af6588652c3163ea6f445fa21ef76b9764cd0
128kB Cartridge (US)


Clutch Hitter

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Games in the Super League Series
Super League (System 16) (1987) | Super League (Mega Drive) (1989) | Clutch Hitter (1991) | Pro Yakyuu Super League '91 (1991) | Sports Talk Baseball (1992) | Pro Yakyuu Super League CD (1992) | Egawa Suguru no Super League CD (1993)