Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball was an SNES-only title, and it was something big in 1993 and 1994. As Super NES entered its second and third years, sports games began to advance. One of the first baseball games to make it on the SNES console was Super Bases Loaded.

Super Bases Loaded had better graphics comparable to the NES, but it lacked a Season Mode. Give a couple of years and the season mode was available, one of them starting with Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball.

Although the game had an MLB license, it didn’t have a license from the MLBPA (Major League Baseball Players Association), therefore, the only current (at the time) player is Ken Griffey Jr. Oddly, the rosters of this league have former U.S. presidents, English punk rockers, old famous actors, writers, Motown singers.

The Boston Red Sox team has characters from the TV show Cheers, and the St. Louis Cardinals have Moe from the Three Stooges!

In this game, you can edit player names, so you can have a team filled with Mega man enemies if you wish. With the MLB license and the without the MLBPA license, each team has its own stadium.

When this game was new, I had a friend who got it for Christmas. I remember playing two games as he created himself as a character on the Seattle Mariners (the team Griffey was on at the time). I was on the California Angels.

My first game, he beat me by 15 or more runs. On the second game, I beat him, which he was pretty irked about!

The game is fairly easy to adapt to. I wasn’t sure why I selected the Angels, although we were from the Detroit area, but I think it was due to the Tigers sucking big time during the 1990s. I know it was before Angels in the Outfield (a movie that gives me douche chills).

                According to Wikipedia, the game has some major bugs. Season stats get deleted for no good reason during season play, and roster names go back to their generic names from time to time.

So if you are looking to get a 162-game season going with Ken Griffey and all the characters from Weeds, beware. It might be interesting if Nancy Botwin was the leadoff hitter in the Major Leagues (or probably not).