• Question/Comment: The stats on your web page are wrong?!?

    • Answer: Chances are that you are not a hardcore RBI player or one that owns a copy of the original NES manual. Other than the nicknames, these stats are taken straight out of the original manual. In a future version of the web site you will see more details on these stats which will help differentiate various levels of each letter in addition to accurate pitch speeds.

  • Question/Comment: What is the arcade version of RBI that is shown on your web page?

    • Answer: Before the NES version of the original RBI, Atari had released an arcade version of RBI that was part of the Nintendo Vs. series. The stats shown for the arcade version are taken straight from the screen. For more general information on the Nintendo Vs. series check out this page.

  • Question/Comment: Do you own this arcade version of RBI?

    • Answer: Yes, I have owned the arcade version of RBI since 1996. Click here if you want to see a picture of it.

  • Question/Comment: Where can I buy this arcade version of RBI?

    • Answer: What I would recommend first, is finding a local company that you can buy the Vs. cabinet from (shipping and handling will cost you a small fortune if you cannot pick it up yourself). In the Yellow Pages of your phone book, look under "Amusement Devices & Places." If you are lucky they can probably help install any other necessary hardware. If you are near upstate New York I would recommend Greco Bros. Amusement Co. They are at 650 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 and can be reached at 518-482-5770. Once you have this much done you can probably buy the game board/rom kit/motherboard from a reputable company in an Arcade magazine such as Game Room.

  • Question/Comment: Where can I play this arcade version of RBI?

    • Answer: If you live near upstate New York, the arcade version of RBI might still be in the arcade of Guptil's skating rink on Route 9 in Latham, NY. Their phone number is 518-785-0660. Call before going!

  • Question/Comment: Do you know how I can play RBI on my computer?

    • Answer: Yes. Download NESticle (or whatever emulator is the best these days) and find a copy of the ROMs referenced below.

  • Question/Comment: Do you know where I can find a ROM of the NES or Arcade version of RBI?

    • Answer: You should be able to find one by searching around the web. However it will be worth your time to check out this page first. Please note that it may be illegal to have a copy of any rom on your computer if you do not own the original cartridge.

  • Question/Comment: Do you know how I can connect an authentic NES controller to my computer?


  • Question/Comment: Do you know how I can make my own RBI teams and customize the player's abilities?

    • Answer: Yes, after obtaining a copy of the aforementioned ROM, download a copy of the RBI Manager (original way) from here. Perhaps more easily nowadays, go here and follow the onscreen instructions. Have fun!

  • Question/Comment: Do you know who can help me transfer my custom ROM to a Nintendo cartridge?


  • Question/Comment: Do you know who can help me create a label for the custom RBI cartridge I'm having made?


  • Question/Comment: Do people still play RBI? Where can I join an RBI tournament? Where can I talk to other RBI fanatics?

    • Answer: Yes, there is a very loyal following of RBI players still out there. Consider discussing these things and many more topics (about the greatest video game of all time) here. You could also visit this site which is focused on tournaments.

  • Question/Comment: Where or how can I play RBI online?

    • Answer: There is an online RBI Baseball league. Please read more about in the dee-nee forums here. I will not be able to answer any questions about this league. I have no affiliation other than being an avid RBI fan.

  • Question/Comment: Do you know of any other RBI Baseball web sites?


  • Question/Comment: Do you know any strategies, cheats, or codes for RBI?

    • Answer: Any true, hardcore RBI player would never divulge his secrets or best strategies...

  • Question/Comment: Why do you call yourself the "RBI Champ" / Can I challenge you?

    • Answer: "RBI Champ" is just a fun nickname that came up at some point during talk and/or play amongst RBI Hall Of Fame members. Some lifetime competitors may like to argue about whose title it should be. Although I am probably better than you too, don't be afraid to challenge me (just don't get your hopes up)! :) If you live in, or travel near, the "Upstate NY" area, you are in RBI Hall Of Fame territory...

  • Question/Comment: What is the RBI Hall Of Fame? Who are its members? How do I become one?

    • Answer: The RBI Hall Of Fame, also known as the RBIHOF, is where R.B.I. Baseball truly came to life back in the summer of 1988. The founding members of the RBIHOF are an elite group who quickly established themselves as the premiere players of the game. They played countless times, mastering all of the game's nuances when many people had yet to even hear of the game. They played deep into the night... (they even played in the arcade...) they play now... they will play forever. They paved the way for all things RBI that you have come to know and love. Since you are reading this, you must understand the "work" they've done. Current members include such notables as "RBI Champ," "Cecil Fielder," "The Back Out Master," "Dubski," "Aftershocks," "Legend," and the original owner of the game, "Will, Spil, Chil." Membership is not an easy thing to attain. In fact it is near impossible if you weren't there from the beginning. Though not discussed often, there are "honorary" members that will be made publically known in the future...

  • Question/Comment: Is the rbibaseball.com domain for sale? / Can I buy the rbibaseball.com domain name?


  • Question/Comment: What is the best music to listen to while playing RBI Baseball? / Should music be played when playing RBI Baseball

    • Answer: While one may argue the pros and cons of music being played during an official RBI matchup, some RBIHOF members have done so. One has been known to play highlights from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's most famous album "It Takes Two" at a volume low enough so fly balls and pop-ups can be judged... Others have resorted to singing their own songs like "Sunrise/Sunset," "Up and Over," "Dubski," or quoting bands such as AC/DC by singing "Giving the dog a bone..." or "...down the line...."