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Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run SNES The game's title screen, featuring You-Know-Who.


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Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run is a licensed arcade baseball game featuring MLB's own Ken Griffey Jr. Released in 1996, it contains all 28 MLB teams and logos from that time, with rosters containing fictitious names for the players (Ken Griffey Jr being the only real player in the game).

Next to exhibition games, there are different game modes to compete in. In the MLB Challenge, players start with a weak team and go against every major MLB club to go up the rankings. There is also a complete World Series, All-Star games and the MLB League. In the league modes up to eight players can choose a team and play a season of 26, 52 or 162 games. Between matches players can change the line-up and rotation, and trade away players.

Gameplay is fairly tradition, with fielding, pitching, batting and baserunning. Next to fastball and curveballs, there are six different pitches such as Super Fast, Screwball, Super Curve, Slider, Change Up and Knuckleball.


Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run SNES Pick your teams, and play ball!
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run SNES Everyone is fictional, that is, except for this guy.
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run SNES Number 24.
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run SNES The game intro has close-ups of players doing baseball-like things while the MLB team logos flash continuously in the background.

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Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run Screenshot
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run Screenshot

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User Reviews

Mid-90's arcade fun Condemned (75) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Apr 14, 2001 A- 91
GamePro (US) Jun, 1996 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1996 16 out of 20 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Entertainment Weekly Aug 16, 1996 C- 42


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Winning Run in the title is named after the final play of the 1995 American League Division Series between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. In the 11th inning Seattle player Ken Griffey scored the winning run from the first base.
Condemned (75) added Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run (SNES) on Dec 20, 2007
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