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Out of the Park Baseball 15 is the 2014 version of the award-winning baseball game that GameSpot called "the best baseball management sim out there". OOTP offers unparalleled flexibility in creating your own baseball world and guiding your favorite baseball franchise to glory.
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014
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OOTP 15 Update #5 (build 15.5.25) is Available Now!

August 1st, 2014

We have just officially released the 5th update for OOTP 15, version number 15.5.25. It is a maintenance release which fixes reported problems and also improves the 3D mode (the PC version now supports anti-aliasing, for example) and Facegen on the Mac.

Here are the improvements / fixes compared to version 15.4:
- Fixed bug which prevented AI teams from offering arbitration to FA eligible players
- Improved Facegen on Mac
- Improved 3D ballflight, including anti-aliasing support on the PC
- Improved trading AI
- Improved play-by-play commentary
- Improved in-game AI in numerous situations
- Fixed several bugs and cosmetic issues

This update should be the last one this summer. We'll probably have another one during the fall which will fix problems that get reported in the meantime.

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OOTP 15 Update #4 (version 15.4.19) Now Available!

July 11th, 2014

We have just released the fourth update for OOTP 15, version number 15.4.19. It is a rather big update with plenty of improvements, fixes and updated real opening day rosters (you'll need to start a new game for the roster changes to apply.)

Here are all the improvements / fixes:

  • Improved 3D ball flight engine, using realistic physics-based calculations
  • mproved 3D ballpark importer / editor
  • mproved memory management resulting in increased stability and speed, especially with large games
  • Free agent compensation / arbitration is now more realistic. OOTP correctly assigns FA comp status to all free agent-eligible players who stayed on the team the entire year, and compensation draft picks are only given when the user/AI offered arbitration to this player.
  • Draft picks with signability of "impossible" no longer state their demand. You have just one shot to convince the player with a great offer.
  • Added the option to hide player nicknames (in the player personality section of the game setup)
  • Improved the league events editor. When in commish mode, users can edit the dates of existing events and also create events using the internal event types. That way experienced users may fix problems with events caused by league scheduling errors.
  • Improved in-game AI for several situations
  • Improved in-game play-by-play commentary
  • Moved the "Force Start / Position" section in the player strategy screen from the depth chart strategy to the pitching strategy for pitchers and renamed it "Force Role."
  • Re-ordered the items in the team menu to match the order of tabs on the team screen
  • Fixed issues with touchpads on Macs
  • Fixed several bugs and rare crashes
There are a couple of know issues on some Mac OSX systems (poor 3D ballflight framerate and oversaturated facegen pictures) which we are still investigating and will fix in a future update.

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“The only baseball sim I've ever gotten addicted to...”
Curt Schilling

“All told, it’s a great game. OOTP 15 is the kind of game that drains your days away into a quiet, happy vortex of roster transactions and lineup changes. It’s a buy, for sure.”
98 / 100 – NotGraphs

“This gem of a game is absolutely worth anyone's time who loves the sport of baseball.”
95 / 100 – Gaming Trend

About the Game

Out of the Park Baseball 15 is the 2014 version of the award-winning baseball game that GameSpot called "the best baseball management sim out there". OOTP offers unparalleled flexibility in creating your own baseball world and guiding your favorite baseball franchise to glory. Play solo with a baseball world of your own creation: play a typical major league game with real 2014 rosters including full minor leagues, make a simple, 8-team league, create a historical league with real players from any year between 1871 and 2013 or build an enormous world with baseball leagues in multiple countries. For the ultimate challenge, join an online league and test your mettle against other human players!

Out of the Park Baseball is the closest most people can get to being the general manager of a real baseball team. Handle GM tasks like drafts, trades, scouting, waivers, team finances and personnel. Negotiate player contracts. Or, dive into the more hands-on management and set your team's lineups, pitching staffs, and in-game strategy. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game, managing pitch by pitch and making all the calls from the dugout.

Players in OOTP are rated across multiple skills, and include individual personalities and custom faces created with FaceGen technology. OOTP players progress realistically over time. Try to build a team through the draft, or try to sign big free agents to put you over the top! OOTP also has a powerful news engine that generates personal messages and news articles. Behind all of this is an incredibly powerful statistical engine that tracks an enormous number of statistics for each player in your world. Want to know how your star hitter is doing against righties with runners in scoring position? No problem!

New Features in Out of the Park Baseball 15:
  • 2014 Opening Day major leagues roster set, plus seven international leagues with real roster sets (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Cuba, Italy, The Netherlands)
  • 3D ballpark and 3D ball flight support
  • A brand new interface introducing many new screens and a completely recoded manager home screen
  • New (optional) player rating system, examine how your players compare to league average
  • Easily create games with historical teams from different years competing in a single league
  • Improved spring training, with non-roster invitees, customizable spring training roster size and spring training length
  • Many new league rules & options (i.e. posting system, purchase players for cash, minor league age limits etc.)
  • Proper support for independent leagues
  • New Playoff matchups editor
  • Better league news and play-by-play commentary text
  • Improved player-creation algorithms, resulting in the best player development ever.
  • Various AI and core engine improvements, making the most realistic game even more realistic.
  • Much more, over 100 new features & improvements

Out of the Park Baseball also has a vibrant and helpful user community, and an active one that creates a vast number of user customizations that you can use to further improve your gaming experience, including special roster sets, logos, player images, and more.

If you are a baseball fan, you need this game!

PC System Requirements

    • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: min. OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Most 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
154 products in account
3 reviews
48.3 hrs on record
Don't be fooled by the fact that Out of the Park is a relatively quiet and obscure newcomer to Steam. I, myself, often find this a major turn-off from many games. But, I can promise you that Out of the Park Baseball is a legitimate management simulation, among the likes of Football Manager, Eastside Hockey Manager, etc.; it certainly deserves your attention.

However, be careful. If you look at this game and think it's a "spreadsheet simulator," or are wondering where the next-gen graphics are, you are not a fan of management sims, and you will not enjoy Out of the Park Baseball. Otherwise, to everyone else, I absolutlely recommend checking out OOTP 15.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
69 products in account
1 review
107.5 hrs on record
Anyone who loves baseball at all needs to play this game. It literally has everything you can think of statistic-wise. Clean, beautiful interface. Think of it as a cross between Football Manager and MLB: The Show(without the need to twitch yourself to success...although I do love 'The Show). Instead of me rattling along, go to:


and read in the OOTP 15 board the 'reviews' thread.
Posted: April 25th, 2014
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
519 products in account
1 review
68.7 hrs on record
The best baseball spreadsheets ever. Not gaming’s best story, but maybe its best storytelling. Darker, sexier, better.
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
4 reviews
80.4 hrs on record
If you are any kind of baseball fan, or a management sim fan, this game will cause you stay up way past your bed time. It can be as simple or as complex as you want it. You can play in Commisioner, General Manager, or Manager mode. Or all three at the same time. This is not a arcade game, it is a text sim in that the action on the field is delivered by text play-by-play of the pitch of decision. There are so many historical seasons available from years gone by it is staggering. An active mod community plus a very friendly and helpful player base will make your gaming experience easier to get a handle on at start.
Posted: April 26th, 2014
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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 products in account
1 review
7.9 hrs on record
If a list were created of the best PC games of all time, OOTP Baseball would have to be in the Top 10. The latest version builds on the greatness of the previous versions. The user interface has been revamped in version 15, making it easier than ever for new users to jump into the game. Perhaps the best thing about OOTP Baseball is that there are so many different ways to play the game. Replayability is off the charts. Fictional, historical, random debut, cross-era historical leagues, etc. From top to bottom, it's a brilliant game and a stimulating experience. A+++
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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