BASEBALL!
It's all here - even an electronic umpire!

IMPORTANT!

Always be sure that the power to your Odyssey^2 console is turned off before
inserting a game cartridge. This protects the electronic components and
extends the life of the unit.


TO BEGIN:
1. Insert the cartridge into the slot of the Odyssey^2 console with the label
side of the cartridge facing the alpha-numeric keyboard.

2. Turn on the power by pressing the power button of the console. SELECT GAME
will appear on your TV screen. If it does not, press the RESET key on the
alpha-numeric keyboard.

On-screen colors may vary according to individual TV's color adjustments.


(C) 1978 Magnavox Consumer Electronics Company
Odyssey is a trademark of the Magnavox Company


BASEBALL!

(Two players)

1. Press 1 on the alpha numeric keyboard.

2. The scoreboard flanks either side of home plate. The digital readout scoring
indicators are color coded to the teams.

3. The player using the right hand control is always first at bat. The player
using the left hand control is always first in the field. Players should trade
hand controls to alternate being first at bat in series games.

4. THE OUTFIELD is positioned by manipulating the joy stick on the hand control
activating the fielders.

5. THE PITCH is thrown by pressing the action button on the FIELDER hand
control. Inside and outside curves may be thrown by maneuvering the joy stick.
The OUTFIELD will not be affected by the joy stick during the pitch. If the
batter does not hit the ball, the catcher will automatically throw it back to
the pitcher. The computerized umpire calls balls and strikes. Four balls and
it's a walk to first base. Three strikes and you're out.

6. THE BATTER is controlled by the action button on the BATTER hand control. A
ball hit early will go to left field. A ball hit late will go to right field.
The distance a hit travels will always vary.

7. A ball hit out of the park (white line at top of screen) is a home run. The
batter will automatically run the bases.

BATTER HAND CONTROL

Batter and
Baserunner
Action O
Button /
^ /
_ | /_
|\ | / /|
\ |//
<-------*------->
/ | \
|/ | \|
- | -
v

FIELDER HAND CONTROL

Curve Pitch and
Fielder Control
Action O
Button 2nd /
^ /
_ | /_
|\ | / /|
\ |//
3rd <-------*-------> 1st
/ | \
|/ | \|
- | -
v
Home

8. A ball caught on the fly is an automatic out and the ball is returned
automatically to the pitcher.

9. If the fielders do not catch the ball on the fly, the joy stick on the
FIELDER hand control is used to get one of the outfielders to the ball. The
throw is made by positioning the joy stick to the base desired and pressing the
action button.

10. A hit not caught on the fly will automatically send the batter running to
first base. He can go for extra bases by pushing the joy stick in any direction
on the BATTER hand control. Note: Base runners cannot reverse their direction.
The computerized umpire makes all the calls.

11. SACRIFICE FLY. A man on base can try to extra bases after a fly ball is
caught by pushing the BATTER joy stick.

12. Players can go for extra bases any time before the ball is returned to the
pitcher. The ball is returned to the pitcher only after both hand controls are
inactive for two seconds.

13. After three outs, the batting team and fielding team will automatically
change positions.

14. The team with the highest score after nine innings wins. The game will go
into extra innings in case of ties!

15. The end of the game is signaled by F (Final score) replacing the inning
indicator on the scoreboard.

16. To play again, press the RESET key on the alpha-numeric keyboard and then
press 1.

 

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