Happy birthday to the greatest athlete of all time

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18 Aug 2017 23:17 - +10555
"We want a batter, not a broken ladder!" And then you'd get the aluminum bat and hit a Mickey Mantle 550-foot home run into the next county. Man this game was fun.
19 Aug 2017 00:08 - +4114
Jesus Christ nostalgia rush. Pablo was so unfair and so much fun. Guranteed home run. I loved the making your team logo and picking the colors, good times.
18 Aug 2017 23:20 - +2960
I remember whenever I would get the aluminum power bat, I would save it up for Pablo, and hit these massive homeruns. On some of the stadiums, the ball would take like 3 minutes to stop bouncing, long after he crossed home plate.
18 Aug 2017 23:45 - +1300
[Kenny Kawaguchi](http://i.imgur.com/aAsFZBp.jpg) had that 4-star pitching though.
18 Aug 2017 22:39 - +1230
Oh man! Easily the best game series of our time
18 Aug 2017 23:09 - +707
I still pop this game in from time to time, it will never get old.
18 Aug 2017 23:28 - +685
Shift+Click on his name = English Pablo
19 Aug 2017 00:09 - +555
I liked how in Backyard Baseball 2001 they added kid versions of MLB players like Randy Johnson, Derek Jeter, ARod, and some others. Always had Randy Johnson on the mound though. He was a beast.
19 Aug 2017 00:03 - +417
[He speaks English though](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5IPpd_ZNOA)
19 Aug 2017 00:27 - +317
Remember that announcer, Vinnie the Gooch? Homie had a pinky ring on and some swaggin' shades.
18 Aug 2017 23:13 - +233
Peyton Manning (AKA Pete Wheeler) would like to have a word with you
18 Aug 2017 23:51 - +163
Does anyone know the year he was born? I ask because my birthday is also 8/18 (1988). Haha wow thanks for the birthday wishes guys.
19 Aug 2017 00:19 - +159
I also have this birthday. I'll likely never be more famous than Pablo and I'm fine with that. Pablo is a tank. First pick. Every time.
19 Aug 2017 00:24 - +156
>Humongous Entertainment Hrrnggg!!! *(keels over from nostalgia attack)*
18 Aug 2017 23:23 - +152
I played this game a long time ago and it was awesome! what was the name again?
18 Aug 2017 23:54 - +139
Anyone know where I might be able to play this again??
19 Aug 2017 00:05 - +62
I'd always feel bad for Ricky Johnson because he had the lowest possible hitting stats so I'd save the aluminum bat just for him
19 Aug 2017 00:18 - +60
Shift Click on the Robot in the tree house = Secret Character Unlock
19 Aug 2017 00:17 - +57
I am literally baffled at what I have just laid eyes upon. I didn't think I'd ever see young Pablo again. So many Touchdown's from Pablo man. So many Touchdown's. How about that sweep around the end? Goodness he's got speed.
19 Aug 2017 01:47 - +54
So, this will get buried, but a little fun fact -- there was a recent NPR interview with the dev team for this game, focused on Pablo in particular. And, believe it or not, Pablo was supposed to look like the character you wouldn't be likely to pick. He's short, his belly is pudgy, his shirt barely fits him, and he doesn't speak much English. But they decided to be ironic and make him the best player in the game, as something of a way to reward people who didn't judge by appearances. Little did they know they'd wind up creating one of the absolute most memorable characters to ever grace gaming. Give the interview a read if you can, and even listen to it -- it's really cool. http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2017/06/23/backyard-baseball-computer-game-history
18 Aug 2017 23:51 - +50
Omfg I played this game with my brother at the morning care my dad would drop us off at because he left for work two hours before elementary school actually started. This is literally where I learned the rules of the game and how to actually play computer games. I have not seen it in at least 10 years. This brings back so many memories. Wheel chair guy is fastest man alive!
18 Aug 2017 23:21 - +47
I miss this game
18 Aug 2017 23:42 - +45
Dmitri Petrovich or Kesha Phillips GOATs
19 Aug 2017 00:40 - +44
He grew up and became [Jose Altuve](https://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/jose-altuve-tri.jpg)
19 Aug 2017 00:08 - +42
Anyone have a download for this bad boy?
19 Aug 2017 00:22 - +42
Are you kidding, no love for Akmed Khan? I would save every aluminum bat for him. He even had a lil' bro Amir who wasn't too terrible.
18 Aug 2017 23:53 - +36
The original OP character
18 Aug 2017 23:53 - +26
I always picked him first in any of the games.... GOAT
19 Aug 2017 00:19 - +22
Backyard baseball, soccer and football, these games were my childhood

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