APBA Baseball for Windows

APBA Baseball for Windows isn't a visual knockout but Ernie Harwell's play-by-plays are terrific.

Digitized speech play-by-plays are nothing new in Sports Sims; they've been around since Al Michaels' voice added a touch of class to HardBall III. But they've never been as good as Ernie Harwell's play-by-plays in APBA Baseball; you'll be tempted to turn your monitor off and just listen to the game. There's something magical about the way this program recaptures the wonder of our national pastime better than most of the flashier baseball Sims on the market.