World Series Baseball makes its appearance for the 2003 season. This installment includes an in-depth franchise mode that allows players to manage their coaches and minor league teams, playing it for an unlimited number of seasons. In what has since almost become a standard for the series, Create-a-Player mode is present for players to make their own teams.
Also featured are Season, Exhibition, Home Run Derby and Playoffs modes. Little extras include saving the player's statistics to a user profile, and old-school players and uniforms. The game utilizes licenses from the MLBA, the MLB Players Choice, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Cooperstown Collection, and the 2002 World Series.