ESPN Baseball Tonight

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ESPN Baseball Tonight
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-93056
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-93115
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-93115-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119.00119.00[3] T-93115-50
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[1][2] T-93115-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

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ESPN Baseball Tonight is a baseball game sponsored by ESPN for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD. It is named after the long-running Baseball Tonight television show that airs on the US TV channel, ESPN.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • Executive Producer: Richard Robinson
  • Producers: John Smedley, Allan Becker
  • Sega CD Programming: Russell Shanks, Bill Hicks
  • Associate Producer: Greg Oberle
  • Assistant Producers: Hunter Luisi, Dennis Quinn
  • Lead Artists: Katherine Roe, Dave Estus
  • Graphics and Animations: Dave Estus, Steve Mitchell, Andy Jaros, Bert Huntsinger, David Fenderson, Katherine Roe, John Scharmen, Ted Robertson, Scott Rogers
  • Sprite Teams: Steve Mitchell, Katherine Roe, David Fenderson, Chris Meland, Charlie Navarro, Joe Brisbois, Emmanuel Valdez, Dave Estus
  • Additional Programming: Paul Willman
  • Sound and Music: Josepth Hight, Rex Baca
  • Video Design: Greg Oberle
  • Video Production: Dave Oberle
  • Technical Design: Bill Hicks, Russell Shanks
  • Quality Assurance: Robert Baumsteiger, Justin Busche, Bruce Cochrane, Jose Cruz, Greg Kaine, Jody Kelsey, Andre Leighton, Seth Luisi, Tobin Russell, Patricia Shanks, Andrew Stein, Martha Williams, Fred Wigand
  • Special Effects Art: Janice Squire, Holliday Horton, Leonard McVicker
  • Sony Electronic Publishing: Olaf Olafsson, Lester Greenman
  • Special Thanks To: Tina Kowalewski, Tom Taylor, Karen Dole, Brian O'Hara, Tim Hays, Altair Lane, Mike Giam, Brad Schlacter, Brian Wiklem, Andy Zaffron
ESPN:
  • Executive Producers: Steve Bornstein, Ed Durso, Dick Glover, Tom Hagopian, Jim Noel
  • Producers: John Wildhack, Steve Anderson, Noubar Stone, Jed Drake
  • Special Thanks To: Dan Patrick, Chris Berman (I'll never be your beast of)


Magazine articles

Main article: ESPN Baseball Tonight/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0705: "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (1994-0x-xx)
also published in:
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Mega Drive print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Mega-CD print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Mega-CD print advert in Game Players (US) #0710: "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[7]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[8]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
46
[9]
Sega Mega Drive
60
Based on
3 reviews

ESPN Baseball Tonight

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Poster

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[1]
Games World: The Magazine (UK)
51
[10]
Mega (UK) PAL
65
[11]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
89
[2]
Sega Power (UK)
65
[12]
Sega Mega-CD
72
Based on
5 reviews

ESPN Baseball Tonight

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Espnbaseballtonight mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 96d8440c
MD5 a2a3b340e9b6bdd3d7b8fd4ff37419b1
SHA-1 8353eb5ccf4fe6676465eb2619b8ecb594191e0a
2MB 1994-04 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
217,524,720 CD (EU) T-93115-50
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
217,524,720 CD (US) T-93115

References


ESPN-branded games for Sega systems or published by Sega
Sega Mega Drive
ESPN Baseball Tonight (1994) | ESPN National Hockey Night (1994) ESPN Sunday Night NFL (1994) | ESPN Speedworld (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
ESPN Baseball Tonight (1994) | ESPN National Hockey Night (1994) ESPN Sunday Night NFL (1994) | ESPN NBA Hangtime '95 (1994)
Sega Dreamcast
ESPN International Track & Field (2000) | ESPN NBA 2Night (2000) | ESPN Baseball Tonight (unreleased) | ESPN Links Golf (unreleased)
Sony PlayStation 2
ESPN College Hoops (2003) | ESPN NBA Basketball (2003) | ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NHL Hockey (2003) | ESPN College Hoops 2K5 (2004) | ESPN Major League Baseball (2004) | ESPN NBA 2K5 (2004) | ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004) | ESPN NHL 2K5 (2004)
Xbox
ESPN College Hoops (2003) | ESPN NBA Basketball (2003) | ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NHL Hockey (2003) | ESPN College Hoops 2K5 (2004) | ESPN Major League Baseball (2004) | ESPN NBA 2K5 (2004) | ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004) | ESPN NHL 2K5 (2004)
Nintendo GameCube
ESPN NBA 2K5 (2004)
Book
Prima's Official Strategy Guide: ESPN NBA Basketball (2003) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NFL 2K5 Official Strategy Guide (2004) | ESPN NBA 2K5 Official Strategy Guide (2004)