Meet Bobson Dugnutt And The Other Players Of Fighting Baseball
March 12, 2017
The 16-bit glory days offered many sports titles from the world of baseball, some of which licensed the names of actual Major League Baseball players to add realism and authenticity to the experience. 1994's MLBPA Baseball from Electronic Arts, for instance, uses the names of players based on the 1993 season's major league players. The game's Japanese version, released in 1995 as Fighting Baseball for the Super Famicom, is not one of those games. You see, the team behind Fighting Baseball did not have any arrangements with the Major League Baseball Players Association or Major League Baseball or pretty much anyone related to baseball at all and had to come up with their own original player names, but it would seem that staff wasn't up to speed on what makes an North American name a proper name and not nonsense that almost sounds like it could be a proper North American name if only you turned it sideways. And that's how we end up with hilarious names like Bobson Dugnutt taking the field. Enjoy this little slice of absurdism.
fighting baseball for super famicom. some japanese guy had to come up with a whole league of fake american names pic.twitter.com/4lwzoBpg9f— largemann (@lrgmnn) December 27, 2016
all the teams are just american cities, with one exception: the cleveland queens pic.twitter.com/1AGdDgZA7z— largemann (@lrgmnn) December 27, 2016
@lrgmnn these are real NHL players with letters replaced. No way Tugnutt and Moglint weren't pulled directly from like NHL 94— Simon Sweeney (@sdsweeney56) March 12, 2017
@lrgmnn @videodante “McRlwain” is prob my favorite because I can’t even begin to figure out how to pronounce it— the ''facts'' hat (@vogon) March 12, 2017
@lrgmnn Please, Mr. Dandleton is my father. Call me Karl.— Jason Bailey (@jason_bailey) March 12, 2017