If you're looking for the training modes, go to Baseball (training).
Baseball is one of the five available games to play in Wii Sports and Wii Sports Club. One game consists of three innings, each team taking a turn at batting and a turn on the field when three outs are acquired. The main gameplay of the sport is either holding the Wii Remote like a bat and swinging at thrown baseballs or throwing the baseball using different types of throws.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Opponents in Order
- 3 Batting and Throwing
- 4 Ranking/Batting positions for CPU
- 5 CPU Teams
- 6 Wii Sports Club
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See also
At the top of the inning, the player takes control of the player at-bat. The player must swing their Wii Remote when the ball comes across the plate. The force of the bat and the time it was swung will affect where the ball goes.
At the bottom inning, the player takes control of the pitcher and chooses how to throw the ball in an attempt to strike out the batter. If the batter hits the ball, the computer then controls the fielders as they try to catch the ball. If the computer catches the ball then the runner is out. If the computer doesn't catch the ball, then the amount of time that the ball stays on the ground affects how far the runner goes.
- Experiment with different types of pitches and see what works best.
- When you hold the "A" button, you throw a screwball.
- When you hold the "B" button, you throw a curveball.
- When you hold the "A" and "B" button, you throw a splitter.
- Note that splitters lead to a "Ball" if the batter doesn't swing.
- Sometimes the pitcher can accidentally throw a fastball instead of a splitter, which can be easily identified when a sudden red exclamation mark appears on their head.
- If the batter gets "Ball Four" its a Single, to get this, get 4 balls in a row.
- When no buttons are pressed, you throw a fastball.
- Experimenting with speed is also crucial, as light swings can produce from 56 mph (90 km/h) to 65 mph (104 km/h), medium swings can produce from 66 mph (106 kph) to 86 mph (138 km/h), and hard throws can produce from 87 mph (140 km/h) to 100 mph (160 km/h).
- You can also change the direction of the pitch by pressing the right or left button on the d-pad/control stick and then pitching.
- Note that this leads to a "Ball" if the batter doesn't swing.
- Pressing the 2 button will change it to an underhanded (sidearm) pitch.
- Pressing the 1 button will change it back to an overhanded pitch.
- Masters and Champions can easily predict when and what the user will throw. In this case, be very creative on your throws.
- You can bunt by simply keeping your Wii Remote horizontally while batting. It doesn't work every time, unfortunately.
When you start playing against the first team (Elisa's team) while progressing you have to play the same team 8 more times, each with a different Mii pitching. Then one at a time, the first team's Miis are replaced by the Miis of the next team. This goes on until Sakura's team.
Types of Plays
- Strike-out: Player or CPU has swung the bat but has not been able to hit it (excluding foul balls, you cannot get a strike-out on a foul ball).
- Out: The player or CPU hit the ball but it was caught by the opposing team.
- Foul Ball: The player has hit the ball but it hasn't reached the "fair" zone. This counts as a strike for the first two strikes, but it doesn't count for a third.
- Ball-four: The pitcher has thrown four "Balls", which is equivalent for a batter to reach a "Single".
- Single: The batter has hit the ball enough to run a single base (approximately half the distance of the entire green area).
- Double: The batter has hit the ball enough to run two bases (approximately the distance of the entire green area).
- Ground Rule Double: The batter has hit the ball, it bounces in the field of play, then lands in the crowd (like a home run).
- Triple: The batter has hit the ball enough to run three bases (this is very rare to achieve as you need the ball to hit the wall and/or land in a place where it takes over 9 seconds for the outfielders to get the ball).
- Home Run: The batter has hit the ball far enough to run all the bases. This means to hit the ball into the audience or beyond the ad-boards.
- Out-of-the-Park: The batter has hit the ball far enough to run all the bases. This means to hit the ball out from the stadium.
Opponents in Order
Non-pros: Elisa, Emma, Luca, Akira, Matt, Kentaro, Abby, Jessie, Silke, Misaki, Fumiko, Martin, Chris, Oscar, Mike, Jake, James, Marco, Anna, Yoshi, Ren, Lucía, Rachel, Ashley, Naomi, Haru, Daisuke, Alex, Ai, Yoko, Tyrone, Andy, Tatsuaki, Steph, Ryan, Hayley, Julie, Kathrin, Keiko, Michael, usually Jackie, Eva, Víctor, Shouta, Theo
Batting and Throwing
Elisa, Kentaro, Jessie, Silke, Misaki, Oscar, Mike, Jake, James, Marco, Anna, Yoshi, Ren, Lucía, Rachel, Ashley, Haru, Alex, Ai, Yoko, Tyrone, Andy, Tatsuaki, Steph, Ryan, Hayley, Julie, Kathrin, Michael, Jackie, Víctor, Shouta, Theo, Saburo, Emily, Hiroshi, Takumi, Pierre, Steve, David, Miyu, Nick
Elisa, Akira, Abby, Jessie, Silke, Misaki, Chris, Oscar, Mike, Jake, James, Marco, Anna, Yoshi, Ren, Lucía, Rachel, Ashley, Haru, Alex, Ai, Yoko, Tyrone, Andy, Tatsuaki, Steph, Ryan, Hayley, Julie, Kathrin, Keiko, Michael, Jackie, Víctor, Shouta, Theo, Saburo, Hiroshi, Takumi, Pierre, Steve, Helen, Maria, David, Miyu, Nick
Ranking/Batting positions for CPU
- Pitcher/Team Captain
- First baseman
- Second baseman
- Third baseman
- Left Fielder
- Center Fielder
- Right Fielder
1-Elisa's team:(Level 50 to 159)
2-Emma's team:(Level 51 to 214)
3-Luca's team:(Level 51 to 225)
4-Akira's team:(Level 65 to 253)
5-Matt's team:(Level 78 to 268)
6-Kentaro's team:(Level 95 to 283)
7-Abby's team:(Level 125 to 313)
8-Jessie's team:(Level 140 to 331)
9-Silke's team:(Level 151 to 363)
10-Misaki's team:(Level 170 to 380)
11-Fumiko's team:(Level 188 to 395)
12-Martin's team:(Level 218 to 413)
13-Chris' team:(Level 240 to 431)
14-Oscar's team:(Level 260 to 444)
15-Mike's team:(Level 277 to 465)
16-Jake's team:(Level 298 to 497)
17-James' team:(Level 319 to 515)
18-Marco's team:(Level 340 to 524)
19-Anna's team:(Level 350 to 563)
20-Yoshi's team:(Level 377 to 577)
21-Ren's team:(Level 395 to 595)
22-Lucía's team:(Level 418 to 613)
23-Rachel's team:(Level 448 to 637)
24-Ashley's team:(Level 460 to 660)
25-Naomi's team:(Level 477 to 683)
26-Haru's team:(Level 491 to 696)
27-Daisuke's team:(Level 517 to 723)
28-Alex's team:(Level 531 to 746)
29-Ai's team:(Level 555 to 759)
30-Yoko's team:(Level 574 to 777)
31-Tyrone's team:(Level 594 to 803)
32-Andy's team:(Level 620 to 827)
33-Tatsuaki's team:(Level 643 to 845)
34-Steph's team:(Level 660 to 860)
35-Ryan's team:(Level 681 to 881)
36-Hayley's team:(Level 696 to 903)
37-Julie's team:(Level 725 to 923)
38-Kathrin's team:(Level 748 to 945)
39-Keiko's team:(Level 763 to 967)
40-Michael's team:(Level 782 to 983)
51-Shinnosuke's team:(Level 1005 to 1213)
52-Takumi's team:(Level 1025 to 1224)
53-Pierre's team:(Level 1044 to 1243)
54-Steve's team:(Level 1064 to 1268)
55-Helen's team:(Level 1089 to 1285)
56-Maria's team:(Level 1105 to 1313)
57-David's team:(Level 1129 to 1333)
58-Miyu's team:(Level 1144 to 1348)
59-Nick's team:(Level 1166 to 1348)
60-Sakura's team:(Champion - Level 1185 to 1349)
- Main article: Sakura
With a skill level of 1185 to 1349, Sakura's team is made up of herself along with Nick, Miyu, David, Maria, Helen, Steve, Pierre, and Takumi. Sometimes she appears on your team if you aren't playing one of the top Pros (Maria upwards) at a level of around 1300. She often plays with Elisa, Emma (the two worst) and Nick (the best, excluding herself) when playing on your team.
Baseball appears as a sport in Wii Sports Club. In this game, the stadium is bigger and an audience now appears in the stands. The pitching has been changed with gamepad controls. The Champion is Enrique. After beating him, hold the 1 button at the loading screen to use the metal spiky bat.
Skill levels of the CPUs' Tennis and Baseball are believed to be almost the same, with exceptions to Alice, as she replaces Enrique's spot at Level 8, and Barbara is now a team player. Also, they are solely team captains in this game and nothing more, random Tennis partners of the player and other CPUs that are unused in the other sports are the teammates of opponent CPU teams.
In Wii Sports Club, males wear pants while females wear shorts in this sport.
If you hold L and R on the GamePad and throw, you will throw underhand.
- Enrique (Champion)
- Getting a triple, an out of the park or a ground rule double is rarer than getting a home run.
- The Home teams and Away teams have different pants in the original Wii Sports.
- The Away team has stripes going all around the pants, while the Home teams' pants only have one stripe on each side of the pants.
- The "Void" of Baseball is green, and not black like all the other sports.
- Instead of the standard pause sound in baseball, you can hear the announcer saying "Time Out!" when pausing the game. You can also hear him from the Wii Remote. In Wii Sports Club, the announcer says "Time!" and the pause sound still plays.
- In Wii Sports, the maximum confirmed skill level you can achieve without hacks is 3099.
- In the original Wii Sports, the first nine CPU Baseball teams contain the same nine Miis, just in different Baseball positions.
- The outfits in Wii Sports Club use dimmer colors than the Wii Sports outfits. They are also made to look more like actual baseball uniforms.
- There is a difference in gender in outfits too. The females use shorts while the males use pants.
- This sport in Wii Sports Club and Basketball are the only sports in the series to have the Beginner and Champion be of the same Wii Party difficulty (Beginner for both sports).
- It is actually possible for the pitching Mii to hit the batter with the baseball (though this rarely occurs). This counts as a foul ball, however.
- In Wii Sports Club, there is a big screen that shows the baseball field with no shading and no Miis in the crowd.
- The Wii Sports Club announcer says "Hit" instead of "Single" whenever it's a single.
- Whenever the players on the field drop the ball in the original Wii Sports, it zooms in on them. On Wii Sports Club, it zooms out a little.
- When playing online, having CPU Miis on your team will result on the other player seeing other CPU Miis instead of the ones you see on your screen. You can have Juliette batting on your screen, but the person you're playing against might be looking at Bo-Jia ready to bat on their screen.
- Silke appears in the most baseball teams in the original Wii Sports, with 17.
- In total, there are 49 Wii Sports Club CPU Miis who appear as baseball teammates in that game.
- The Miis that appear in the audience are CPU Miis that don't play any sports besides being a Baseball/Tennis teammate.
- The only exception to this is Marit.
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