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Box artwork for Double Play.
Box artwork for Double Play.
Double Play
Developer(s)Midway Games
Publisher(s)Midway Games
Year released1977
Preceded byTornado Baseball
Followed byExtra Inning
SeriesMidway Baseball
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
LinksDouble Play ChannelSearchSearch
This guide is for the 1977 Midway game. For the 1987 Leland Corp. game, see Double Play: Super Baseball Home Run Derby.
Double Play marquee

Double Play is a baseball arcade game which was released by Midway Games in 1977; it utilizes an Intel 8080 microprocessor running at 1.9968 MHz, and is the sequel to Tornado Baseball, which was released in the previous year. Unlike in the original, it is now possible to play against the CPU (which will always start as the pitcher then take on the batter role after three outs have occurred) - but in the case of a two-player game, both players will again play on the same $0.25. The pitching player must now use a diagonal 4-way joystick to select one of only four different pitches as opposed to the eight of the original, while using a rotary controller to move the outfielders left and right; the batting player, however, must now again only use one button, to swing his bat. On the upright cabinet, both players will also again be using the same set of controls, and will again have to change places in front of the cabinet every time three outs occur - however, with the cocktail cabinet, they will have no need to do this because of the dual controls. The number of innings you will receive for one coin again depends on how the cabinet is set, but if it's less than nine you'll again have to insert another coin to continue.