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The Most Comprehensive Stat-based Baseball Game On the Market


2017 Action! PC Baseball 

Action! PC Baseball Gameplay Sample
with Optional Microsoft Narrator

It Feels Like Real Baseball!

Whether you play games head-to-head, over the internet, or against the computer, you'll love the statistical accuracy and strategy of Action! PC Baseball. Loaded with strategy, extensive statistical reports and internet features, Action! PC Baseball is the most comprehensive stat-based baseball game on the market.

  Quick and easy internet play.

  Detailed computer manager and roster management tools allow you to easily make simple and complex manager profiles.

  Easy to use league and team management functions. Create and modify your own teams, leagues, and players.

  Customizable game screen.

  Optional ball flight, fielder, and base runner movements.

  Hundreds of standard and customizable reports.

  Over 150 past seasons are available!

  Play teams from different eras*.  See how favorite "old" players match-up against current favorites.  Every big league ball park since 1876 has its own statistical breakdown for every season it was in use!  *Seasons are sold separately

2018 Features   2018 Game Packages    About the Game 

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Inning Summary

 

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Batter Summary

 

Baseball Gamescreen Ticker

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Dual Screen

 

Bullpen

 

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Roster

 

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Baseball Player History Screen

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Player
Game Logs

 

Player
Form Manager

 

Box Score

 

Box Score
Recap

 

Box Score
Play By Play

 

Encyclopedia Team History

Encyclopedia
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Scheduled Games

 

Box Search

 

Leaders

 

Team Reports

 

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Database

 

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Leader Boards

 

Two Hitter
Box Search

 

Leaders By Date

Playoffs

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Rules: General

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Action PC Baseball

Projected Release: December 19

New Features

Game Play

Pause quick-play games, based on your preferences, with the new Live tab on the Scheduled Games screen. Choose pause preferences from a list of play results, game situations, and teams. You can pause games in late innings of close games, during no hitters, after injuries or ejections, during game and season milestones such as 4 HR games, long hitting streaks, 20 win seasons, and more. When a game pauses, you can view the play-by-play or box score, continue until the next pause, or finish the game without additional pauses. There is even an option to join the game in progress! You may never quick-play seasons the same way again!

When managing both teams, resolve plays in one click with the new quick Pitch-Hit button.

New hotkeys provide quick access to replays, box scores, infield positioning, and more.

Customize which stats are displayed on batter and pitcher stat lines on the game screen.

Generic split rules allow you to set which batters will have their game results determined using generic left/right splits rather than real splits. For example, apply generic splits to all batters with fewer than 200 at bats.

Game era files include more detailed data for even more accurate replays! Also, we've added the ability to enter era data for your own custom leagues.

Bullpen and pinch hitter screens include more data and the ability to view the Player Form directly from the screen.

Expanded use of teams' third colors, photos, and logos.

 

Roster Screen

New Team History tab displays team win-loss record, place, and stats from your current encyclopedia! Clicking a year will display the roster and stats from the team in the encyclopedia.

New Lineup Analysis bar displays the runs created potential and average fielding range of your lineup.

Box score tab lists game results, team record, and winning and losing pitchers.

Lineup list displays player range rating.

Daily Starter tab lists opposing starters and their pitch side.

Depth charts display player range and arm ratings.

Bullpen and starter grids display ERA.

Pinch hitter grids display batting averages.

New optional Player Photo bar displays the top players on the current roster. During a game the players in the lineup are displayed.

 

Box Score

Photos (not included) are displayed for winning and losing pitchers, and the hitting stars for each team.

The complete color-coded play-by-play is included in the box and is searchable for players, teams, or any text!

 

Encyclopedia

Team data is now part of the encyclopedia!

Complete team win, loss, batting, pitching, and fielding history is included in the new encyclopedia and is easily accessible from the Team Roster screen.

New easy to use tools for adding new seasons and rebuilding encyclopedias.

 

Play-By-Play

Expanded game context play-by-play commentary.

Hundreds of new play results including many new base path outs and runner advancement attempts.

 

Video Chalkboard

Expanded use of foul lines, boundaries, and back-up fielders in depicting play results.

Added variety in almost every area including faithful representation of hundreds of new play results.

New video chalkboard replay!

 

Other New Features

New opening screen drop-down lists for quickly changing between leagues or viewing any player in your database.

The Team Reports screen has been redesigned with a fresh look and simultaneous batting, pitching, and game history displays.

New standard database reports include hitting streaks, inherited runners, pitcher run support, steals off catchers, and more! We’ve also added new stat categories for customizable database reports.

Customizable home/road playoff formats and playoff roster limits.

New draft league rules allow you to set parameters for players eligible for the draft based on year, age, and more.

New searchable play-by-play editor makes it easy to modify your game’s play-by-play descriptions.

New helpful How-to sections in the PDF game manual.

20 Greatest Teams 1970-Present set in two divisions with a 162-game schedule is included with every game package!


 

Action! PC Baseball Game Packages

Deluxe Game Package - only $45.00

  • Complete 2018 Action! PC Baseball Game

  • 2017 Season

  • 20 Greatest Teams 1970-Present  See list below.

Save $5.00 If you own any previous edition of Action! PC Baseball, use the word UPGRADE as your discount code during checkout when ordering the Deluxe or Deluxe-Classic package! This special upgrade offer is only available with online purchases of Deluxe or Deluxe-Classic packages.

Deluxe-Classic Game Package - only $69.00

If you are new to Dave Koch Sports or haven’t tried our game in a while, here is the package for you!

  • Complete 2018 Action! PC Baseball Game

  • 2017 Season

  • 20 Greatest Teams 1970-Present  See list below.

  • Past Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1976, 1967, 1954, 1938, and 1907.

Basic Game Package - only $34.00

  • Complete 2018 Action! PC Baseball Game

  • 20 Greatest Teams 1970-Present  See list below.


20 Greatest Teams 1970 - Present
Set in two divisions with a 162-game schedule. Included with every game package!

National: 1999 Arizona, 1998 Atlanta, 2016 Chicago, 1975 Cincinnati, 1974 Los Angeles, 1986 New York, 1976 Philadelphia, 1972 Pittsburgh, 2002 San Francisco, 2013 St. Louis

American: 2002 Anaheim, 1971 Baltimore, 2007 Boston, 2017 Cleveland, 1984 Detroit, 1998 Houston, 1998 New York, 1972 Oakland, 2001 Seattle, 2015 Toronto

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ABOUT THE GAME

WHAT IS ACTION! PC BASEBALL?

Action! PC Baseball is the most comprehensive stat-based baseball game on the market.

Action! PC Baseball is designed to challenge your mind and not your fingers. Play results are determined by lineups, play calls and strategy rather than joystick skill and dice rolls. You’re the coach with hundreds of strategy options available! In Action! PC Baseball, players are rated using every available published statistic as well as expert subjective analysis! Each player performs as he did in real life with amazing statistical accuracy.  Action! PC Baseball also includes extensive player, team, and league statistical reports!

Play games head-to-head, over the internet, or against the computer. Relive past seasons as the manager of your favorite team; draft teams and play games in a league; let the computer manage all of the teams and watch the results; or set your managerial preferences for a specific team and let the computer play a season with your manager profile. Any way you play, you’ll love the statistical accuracy and strategy Action! PC Baseball brings to your home computer.

Game Play

At Dave Koch Sports, we use every available published stat and expertly formulated subjective ratings, to make Action! PC Baseball the most realistic and exciting baseball game you can play!

Playing Action! PC Baseball is fun and easy! All of the tools that you need to set game preferences, play exhibition or league games, and create reports are conveniently organized in our user-friendly game interface. Once game play begins, you can make strategic game-changing decisions with the click of a mouse. Make basic decisions like changing pitchers or using a pinch hitter, to more in-depth moves such as maneuvering your infield and outfield depth, pitching around batters, and warming up pitchers in the bullpen. Determine whether your players will hit, bunt, hit and run, or steal. The Action! PC base coach displays the percentage chance of successfully sending a runner to the next base as well as the arm strength of the player who will be throwing the ball! Substitute a late inning defensive replacement, or use that situational lefty to get a tough out in the 8th inning. All of the strategic decisions are in your hands!

Action! PC Baseball allows you to customize your game screen with a variety of display options. It features every big league park and the ability to import your own! The optional video chalkboard option allows you to view ball flight, throws, base runner and fielder movements. Rich and varied play-by-play, including hundreds of rare plays, will pull you into the action. Play-by-Play refers to many game and season statistics such as hitting with runners in scoring position, monthly batting, hitting streaks, and in-game summaries.  Color commentary includes ballpark specific references, player nicknames, and even home run distances!  In fact, there are over 10,000 play-by-play descriptions for a simple ground out to shortstop!  Optional pitch-by-pitch mode with realistic adjustments to balls, strikes, balls put in play, batting average and other results. All adjustments are based on batter, pitcher and ball-strike count. Pitch-by-pitch mode can be utilized based on inning and base runner situation and can be changed from batter to batter.

The Game Preferences form allows you to display a number of player features, including player game and season stats to date, fielder range, throwing arm and fielding percentage, and base runner rating and steal percentage. Features such as video chalkboard, pitcher fatigue, pitch speed, bullpen warm-up, projected outcome box, and out-of-town scoreboard are just a click away.

The Roster form allows you to fill out your team's lineup for the day. You can use a team’s daily lineup, allow the computer to auto-fill your lineup, or fill out your own lineup based upon the opposing pitcher, players' vs. lefty/righty batting average, defense, or any of a number of factors. Program a lineup and starting pitcher for every game if you wish.

After the game, you can view the box score or email game files to your league statistician or other league members with the click of a button. Whether you’re playing against a friend or the computer, replaying a season, playing in a draft league or playing on the internet, you’ll love the real-life excitement of Action! PC Baseball!

Baseball Reports

As is with all of the Action! PC games, Action! PC Baseball offers an extensive number of league and team reports. Any report may be printed, saved to disk, or saved to an html file!

Leader Boards:  View league leaders in a number of customized statistical categories. Action! PC Baseball Leader Boards include hundreds of standard statistics as well as many unique stats you can use to create your own leader boards

Player Game Logs:  View day-by-day reports for any player.  Click a game to view the complete box score.

Database:  Analyze league data with this powerful tool. Choose from many standard reports or create a custom report. Filter and sort your report in any way imaginable. Prepare simple reports (ex. the number of home runs second-basemen hit in 2002) or in-depth reports (ex. on-base percentage at home games).

Box Search:  Scan all completed games to find special events. Click any of the found results to view the complete box score.

League Reports:  Compare teams in your league by any batting pitching or fielding statistic! Our standings report displays division and wild card standings.

"What If" Reports:  An Action! PC Baseball exclusive—Estimate player statistics in different eras and parks. Get a glimpse of how a Colorado player might have hit had he played his home games at a park other than Coors Field! It’s an excellent tool for comparing players prior to your league draft.

Records:  View the top five game and season record holders. Reports may be created for batting, pitching, and fielding.

News:  Create a report for a specific calendar day.

Encyclopedia:  Build an encyclopedia and generate custom results.

Team Reports:  View a team’s individual stats, as well as any box score from the entire season. Build customized team reports. View player statistics, rosters and box scores by team.

Baseball Cards:  Print baseball cards in two different sizes.  The cards are loaded with stats and can even include a player photo! 

LEAGUES

Acton! PC baseball allows you to easily customize your own league. Create and edit individual players and teams; serve as your own manager/GM; trade, release, and draft your own players—the decisions are up to you!  The Schedule tool allows you to build your own schedule or use a computer generated schedule function to build an entire season. The Modify Team form allows you to change the manager, team colors, stadium, base year, and team logo.

If you're interested in building a league full of your favorite teams from past seasons, the Import Team function allows you to do just that. Insert any team from a past season disk with just a couple of clicks, and start a league full of your favorite teams. 

Starting up a new draft league is easy. Start up a new league with any past season disk by releasing all players into the draft pool.  The Draft function allows you to set up and modify the draft order, and displays the list of available players, which are sortable by name, position, stats, or ratings. You can even draft against the computer.

TEAMS

Teams may be created, modified, moved or imported as desired with a maximum roster size of 100 players! You can even edit team colors and logos.  Players may be created, edited, released, erased, drafted or traded.  From the Roster form, you are also able to set a number of different lineups. You can save up to ten regular starting lineups, as well as set lineups for any particular date of the season. In addition, you can fill out a position depth chart for vs. L/R, rank your pinch hitters for vs. L/R, as well as set a pitching rotation, spot starters, and a detailed bullpen rotation!

View each player's statistics and ratings for a season directly from the team roster. By double-clicking a position player, both his real-life and computer stats are displayed on the Player form: pinch, clutch, home, road, stats by month, vs. L/R break down, and much more. You can display a player's fielding stats by position, as well as individual ratings such as bunt, base running, OF arm, C arm, hit and run, Power vs. L, Power vs. R, and many more. View all players, or categorize them by batters, pitchers, bat L/R, and pitch L/R. Sort the players by leaders in a category, such as batting average., ERA., on-base percentage, and many more.  You can even use custom player photos.

MANAGERS

Action! PC Baseball boasts an extensive Computer Manager that allows you to easily program managerial preferences!  Build a coaching profile for offense, defense, and pitching.  Program lineups, depth charts, pitching rotations, and bullpens.  Set individual player usage.  Set special situations, such as pulling players for a late inning defensive substitute or bringing a reliever into a game to face a single batter.  These and dozens of other managerial preferences can be programmed with ease.  And exporting and emailing your Computer Manager to other league members is done in a few simple steps.

Our Roster Management tools offer complete options for team, roster, and lineup management.  You can set roster limits for opening day as well as September 1.  You have the option of turning off real-life transaction dates and playing your season with injuries and enforced roster limits!  You can specify a maximum number of demotion options per player.

You can make all the roster moves for human managed teams.  The computer will handle promotions and demotions for computer managed teams by calling up injuring replacements, cutting down to the required roster limits and replacing overused or ineffective players.  The computer general manager will even "call-up" emergency spot starters!

You can micromanage strategy and playing time for each player rather than by team.  Specify when to pull a pitcher based on pitch counts, when to pull a pitcher for a pinch hitter, who to use or not to use as a defensive replacement, who to pinch run for, who not to pinch run for, and many more!  You can even specify preferred left and right batting order positions for each player!

The Roster Management tools let you easily make simple or complex managerial decisions. Manage a team any way you like. It feels like real baseball.

PLAYER RATINGS

Players are rated using every available published statistic as well as expert subjective analysis. Each subjective rating—defensive range, outfield arm, catcher arm, base running, bunt, hit and run, clutch pitcher rating, and more—is essential to accurately translate real-life characteristics of the game. For example, the clutch pitcher rating helps to accurately portray the effectiveness of a pitcher such as Pete Vuckovich in 1982, who allowed a high number of hits and walks, yet had a 3.34 earned run average and won the CY Young award. While he may allow a high number of base runners, it enhances his ability to get out of situations with players on base. We use actual L/R splits when available and estimate them for historical seasons. As a result, each player performs as he did in real life with amazing statistical accuracy.

HISTORICAL TOOLS

One unique element of Action! PC Baseball is the Era tool. From 1876 to present, each year is separated statistically based upon league averages from that season.  Therefore, teams from different eras are automatically normalized when playing each other.

Every big league ball park from 1876 to present also has its own statistical breakdown for every season that it was in use. See how A-Rod might have hit in 2002 if he played his home games at Coors Field; or see how many home runs “The Babe” might have hit in 1927 had he played at the Polo Grounds instead of Old Yankee Stadium!

PAST SEASONS

The staff at Dave Koch Sports is continually adding to its lineup of past season disks for all of the Action! PC sports games.

INTERNET PLAY

Action! PC sports games have long been the leaders in internet play. Our baseball game is no exception! In a few simple steps, you can connect for a single game or an entire series against any other Action! PC Baseball game owner—no third party software is needed!  After a game, click one button to send the game headline and box score to every member of your league. Click another button to send the game’s data file to the league statistician. You can even create a league address book and league website with just a few mouse-clicks!

COMMUNITY AND ADD-ONS

  • Our active community includes many online leagues to join. Some leagues draft teams and carry over from year to year, others replay past seasons, and others play unique historical tournaments.

  • Our games are easily enhanced by user created addons. It’s simple to add your own ballpark photos, player photos, team logos, player walk-up music, and more. Our message boards are a good resource for finding add-ons that the community has created (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/actionpcsports/add-ons-and-third-party-tools-f7/).

  • Stop in to our forums to interact with other users. Share ideas, ask questions, post replay results and browse others’ replays. (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/actionpcsports/)

DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT

  • Our games are constantly being improved. Have an idea for a new feature? Send it to us at service@dksports.com, or post in our forums, and if we like it there’s a good chance it will make it into a future game version or update!  

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