Clutch Hitter

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Clutch Hitter
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega System 18, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Sports

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

Sega Game Gear
$39.95[1] 2311

Clutch Hitter 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.

There are noticeable differences between the Japanese and US versions of the arcade game - the US version has a MLB 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.

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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Clutch Hitter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

System 18 version

System 18, US
System 18, JP

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №30, p128[1]
Sega Game Gear
Based on
1 review

Game Gear, US
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Clutchhitter gg us manual.pdf


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 030.pdf, page 132

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)