Ah, baseball video games. For a while, I didn't bother. Only because I was a Baseball Stars snob. They were never going to top that game, dang it. The hiatus lasted until I played High Heat 2001 or so, which was the start of the exponential improvements. There was a real awful stretch between those two eras, though.
Regardless, here is the history and evolution of baseball video games. See how many you can recognize! Wonder what your life would be like if you had used those hours to study physics or computer science.