Legends of the Diamond
|Legends of the Diamond|
The game features playable simulations of 30 famous Major League Baseball players, including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Six of the playable characters are pitchers: Bob Gibson, Cy Young, Dizzy Dean, Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, and Steve Carlton.
Legends of the Diamond offers an exhibition game mode and a tournament mode. Before each game, the player chooses between a modern stadium (which is better for pitchers and fielders) and an old-fashioned baseball field (which is better for batters). Simulated players are programmed with career stats of the real players in their prime.
The player controls the pitcher from a viewpoint behind the batter, rather than from behind the pitcher, as in some baseball simulations. The player can throw three different pitches. The pitching coach interjects if the player underperforms; this feature is absent from most baseball simulations of the 1980s and 1990s.