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Opening Day Announced for OOTP Baseball 2006

Brand new baseball management game for the PC and Mac to be released in May

Friday 31st March, 2006 - With the new baseball season just hours away, Sports Interactive, the sports management development specialists, have announced that their latest masterpiece, Out of the Park Baseball 2006, will be released on May 31st.

Available via digital download only, Out of the Park Baseball 2006 offers gamers the ultimate in realism with its brand new pitch-by-pitch game engine, unrivalled playability and unparalleled customization. You can create your own fictional baseball universe or team dynasty, sign free agents, draft hot prospects, and more, creating the most engrossing franchise management game ever.

Via his personal blogs on the official game website ( Lead Developer Markus Heinsohn has kept fans up-to-date with the latest game developments and feature implementations and more are planned in the run up to release. "The community has played an important part in the game's growth during the past seven years and for me it has made perfect sense to keep them informed every step of the way as the game evolves. Without them, OOTP 2006 wouldn't be what it is once released - the best baseball management game ever."

Out of the Park Baseball 2006 will be released on PC and Mac and is available from May 31st 2006 priced at $34.99. Pre orders and further information can be found at

Core game features

Manage your own baseball franchise

Set up the line-ups, your pitching staff and depth charts. Demote the struggling rookie, put the injured starter on the DL and trade for a backup catcher. Manage the 40-man roster, keep an eye on the waiver wire and scout the upcoming amateur draft pool. In OOTPB 2006 you can do almost anything a real life GM can do to guide your team to glory.

A realistic and accurate simulation engine

No baseball game is complete without stats and OOTPB 2006 is king. In addition to the multitude of statistics, a fully flexible engine allows you to make all the calls pitch-by-pitch. The game is truly as real as it gets.

Customizable financial system

Featuring the most flexible financial system in any baseball simulation ever made, OOTPB 2006 lets you mirror existing intricacies or allows you to invent your own. The only restriction is your imagination.

Scouting and coaching staff at your disposal

All of the staff in your franchise have varying strengths, weaknesses, personalities and of course contract demands. OOTPB 2006 puts all of your man management skills to the test; it's in your hands!

Endless possibilities with historical and fictional leagues

Play the game with the real life setup of every major baseball league in the world and in addition, you can import every historical baseball season from 1900 to the present day. If that's not enough simply create your own fictional baseball league.

Create or join an online league

Featuring a full online league mode, commissioners and multiple owners can battle it out against each other over the internet. Integrating seamlessly with FTP and HTML you can upload and download files and share them with friends.

Slick and intuitive interface

Utilizing the technology and expertise of Sports Interactive, the game has a faster, smarter and slicker interface than ever before. What's more, it's fully skinable allowing you to change the game to suit your own personal tastes.

About Sports Interactive

Sports Interactive (SI), is the world's leading developer of sports management simulations for home computers. SI's pillar titles cover a range of sports, including football (the Football Manager series), ice hockey (the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series) and baseball (Out of the Park Baseball ). Founded in 1994 and based in Islington, North London, SI has a full-time staff of 35 and employs the services of more than 1,500 part-time researchers across the globe. The company's games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with five of its creations among the UK's Top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Further information on the company and its games is available from the SI website,

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