Ball Park was developed and published by Midway in 1978. It is a baseball-themed arcade game where players control a pitcher who must throw the ball to strike out the batter.
The game is played from a top-down perspective, and players can move their pitcher left and right. They can also adjust the speed and location of the ball. The batter moves in a variety of patterns, and players must throw the ball in the right spot to strike them out.
If the batter hits the ball, it will go flying towards the outfield. Players can then control one of the fielders to try to catch the ball. If the fielder catches the ball, the batter is out. If the fielder misses the ball, the batter gets a hit.
The game is over when the batter reaches home plate. Players can earn extra points by striking out the batter, catching the ball, and preventing the batter from reaching home plate.
Ball Park was a commercial success and was one of the most popular arcade games of its time. It is considered to be one of the first baseball-themed arcade games, and it helped to popularize the genre.
The game was followed by a sequel, Ball Park II, which was released in 1979. Ball Park II featured improved graphics and gameplay over its predecessor. The game was also ported to a number of home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and the Intellivision.