BackgroundCrystal Dynamics uses what they call "Real Motion Control" to display the game in a 3D world. 3D Baseball contains over 22,000 frames of animation in order to produce the player movements. All of the major league players have been included as are more than 50 different batting stances. While a MLBPA license has been obtained, a MLB one has not. This results in no real teams nor real-life stadiums. Instead, four generic stadiums are in place.
3D Baseball contains two modes of play, exhibition and pennant race. In season mode game players can select between 26-, 81-, and 162-game seasons. Players can be traded, stats can be modified, and a dream team can be created. During the season more than 25 stat categories are tracked. Features include: instant replay, multiple camera angles, manual and automatic fielding, and the ability to play with or without fielding errors. Providing game commentary in Van Earl Wright.