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Japanese Baseball Game American Names

By Roshan Khatiwada / 9 August 2023 04:40 PM

Fighting Baseball is the Japanese version of MLBPA Baseball and was released on 1995
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Japanese baseball game American names included Bobson Dugnutt and Mario Straherry. These made up names were used in the game Fighting Baseball.

The 1994 Super Famicon game, a Japanese equivalent of Super Nintendo, had some hilarious American names. The North American version of the video game had a license from the Major League Baseball Player's Association, allowing them to use the name of real baseball athletes.

However, the Japanese version of the game did not have that license. So, the game developers created fictional names of Latin American and American names of players.

The names used in the game were created by tweaking names of familiar sports athletes by a letter or two, paired with a common but unrelated first name or surname. For example, Sleve McDichael is made up by tweaking the name of a former professional football player, coach, politician, sports broadcaster, and pro wrestler, Steve McMichael.

Japanese Baseball Game Fake American Names

Japanese baseball game fake American names consist of Mike Truk, Shown Furcotte, and Paul Ling. These were created by tweaking names of famous sport athletes.

Some of the names are close to the names of real people, such as Dwight without the H and Hernandez or Fernandez named Sernandez. Further, some were taken from real baseball players outside of MLB.

For example, Dwigt Rortugal, the starting pitcher for Cleveland Queens in the video game, was a professional baseball pitcher for Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in 1986.

Tokyo Dome has a maximum total capacity of 57,000 depending on configuration
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Other names were created by using the actual last name of sports athletes with some letters tweaked and paired with the first name of a different athlete. Bobson Dugnutt, one of the fan-favorite fake names seems to be derived from Ron Tugnutt, a former ice hockey goaltender of Peterborough Petes.

Similarly, Mario Straherry appears to be a name created by merging the names of former Marlins infielder Mario Diaz and Mets right fielder Darryl Strawberry, with some tweaking.

Here are the fake names used in the video game based on each team:


  • Kevin Faite
  • Oleg Veers
  • Phil Felik
  • Sho Nironov
  • Ed Rario
  • Jemus Erde
  • Brian Elesson
  • Mike Lichardson


  • Luis Kundley
  • Jeff Nurray
  • Eddie Dallagher
  • Andujar Ersulak
  • Kevin Rohnson
  • Eric Pent
  • Steve Thompton
  • Craig Goleman


  • Derrick Powell
  • Mark Smoth
  • Sammy Nereker
  • Sleve McDichael
  • Jose Every
  • Sleve Redrosian
  • Dwight Blavine
  • Ryne Smith


  • Bret Kanders
  • Walt Gliver
  • Rich Kamuel
  • Benito Labo
  • Orestes Narkin
  • Henry Lelly
  • Jeff Norris
  • Chuck Goberts


  • Wil Norton
  • Larry Nayes
  • Brian Goung
  • Moises Jirardi
  • Mike Genarides
  • Darrin Clerk
  • Delino Jole
  • John Malarraga

Chicago B:

  • Jody Storker
  • Mike Truk
  • Jose Norandir
  • Eric Pollins
  • Rick Buncan
  • Henry Ancaviglia
  • Tim Oisenreich
  • Brett Dokstra

Chicago H:

  • Brad Klark
  • Paul Ling
  • Tony Ban Slyke
  • Derek Plaught
  • Ricky Nerced
  • Tim Foung
  • Jarvis Fell
  • Archi Nartin


  • Kirt Magnozzi
  • Wil Gefferies
  • Darren Jilkey
  • Willie Whisen
  • Barry Rankford
  • Royce Elicea
  • Robby Smoth
  • Matt Beile

Cleveland Queens:

  • Howard Dass
  • Jeff Enthony
  • Eddie Lagwell
  • Joe Sedeno
  • Dave Laubensee
  • Ryan Ginley
  • Vince Liggio
  • Bobby Raminit


  • Jim Dallach
  • John Riazzu
  • Lenny Gutler
  • Darren Sryper
  • Kevin Leed
  • Dave Carros
  • Mickey Ofterman
  • Pele Lodriguez


  • Dave Glark
  • Andy Clantire
  • Jay Butierrez
  • Kevin Ousmus
  • Orlando Dwynn
  • Carlos Drown
  • Jeff Dell
  • Don Gianfrocc


  • Brian Silkins
  • Damon Handberg
  • Terry Omith
  • Fran Rosa
  • Mark Brace
  • Sib Luechele
  • Ave Bizcaino
  • Greg Lay

Kansas City:

  • Barry Lesttade
  • Kevin Shekield
  • Juan Matal
  • Chris Leiss
  • Joe Ryden
  • Bip Karr
  • Bobby Kotto
  • Reggie Lenteria

Los Angeles:

  • Andres Fretcher
  • Dante Elou
  • Franco Riddall
  • Joe Derry
  • Alex Ralker
  • Charlie Tansing
  • Eric Drissom
  • Jerald Kordero


  • Mark McLee
  • Ray Ponda
  • Luis Klayton
  • Todd Willicams
  • Tom Menwaring
  • Ozzie Thompsen
  • Bernard Rewis
  • Gregg Klark


  • Doug Iaflate
  • Randy Chaw
  • Troy Hugles
  • Mark Lourque
  • Steven Czerpaws
  • Bobby Krarsa
  • Bill Putanton
  • Tim Donato


  • Luke Vrisebois
  • Mike Lonan
  • Sandis Ceane
  • Birry Odereitt
  • Scott Balgneault
  • Kevin Bogarty
  • Shawn Setrov
  • Tom Vellows


  • Ronnis Pawgood
  • Mac Baglianeti
  • Ken Nurphy
  • James Pasek
  • Al Puhr
  • Sandy Grown
  • Wes Lamsey
  • Brad Bennings

New York S:

  • Rob Maigle
  • Tony Smehrik
  • Alex Turzeon
  • Jari Nuni
  • Marty Basin
  • John Laporest
  • Warren Goucher
  • Jan Svobota

New tork C:

  • Martin Licci
  • Tim Biset
  • Tomas Lakid
  • Pavel Thidault
  • Bret Gutter
  • Jose Pundin
  • Sala Bineen
  • Jacky Milmanov


  • Allan Chantz
  • Garry Gubinsky
  • Andre Tackett
  • Dave Quitter
  • Jason Doulet
  • Mark Loenick
  • Dimitri Ysedaert
  • Josef Lelfour


  • Dave Cozlov
  • Tom Dorefer
  • Jesse Kurimeau
  • Mike Johnton
  • Jeff Eivazoff
  • Bill Prodert
  • Biry Dedorov
  • Andrey Vurr


  • Yan Vaumgat
  • Al Endrey
  • Derek Artwood
  • Steve Gizel
  • David Zilmour
  • Dave Kullen
  • Elvis Crushel
  • Roman Klark

St Louis:

  • Luis Khura
  • Randy Clatt
  • Bill Nay
  • Tom Iklund
  • Bobby Levason
  • Claude McShee
  • Mike Zilchrist
  • Valeri Varr

San Diego:

  • Paul Caramnov
  • Joey Full
  • Jack Dozon
  • Brian Niller
  • Glen Phanahan
  • Stephane Brok
  • Mike McLae
  • Steve Nackey

San Francisco:

  • Kevin Mumminen
  • Peter Telanne
  • Randy Reblan
  • Steve Lorsato
  • Pat Channon
  • Keith McVean
  • Craig Channon
  • Todd Romi


  • Glen Perner
  • Al McSteen
  • Dave Sweemey
  • Don Poulder
  • Patrick Lanford
  • Ray Bill
  • Paul Williarms
  • Ted Brimson


  • Ricky Sitov
  • Pat Leichel
  • Greg Bernon
  • Secil Tisio
  • Danny Mylander
  • Jonasan Fidd
  • Emitri Nore
  • Mike Lathja

Japanese Baseball Video Game Names

Japanese baseball video game names such as Joey Full and Todd Romi are the name of athletes in the game, Fighting Baseball. The game uses fake names of players.

The reason for using the fake names was the lack of an MLB license. The game also could not use the real names of the teams and used the city names of each team.

For example, the Florida Marlins are referred as Miami in the game, Similarly, instead of using real names of divisions such as American League, National League, and Fighting Baseball used terms A-League and N-League.

Further, the World Series was referred to as The Series.

Yusei Kikuchi with a complete perfect game in the Japanese Baseball video game
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Here are some of the Japanese video games other than Fighting Baseball:

1. Chokukan Night: Pro Yakyu King

Chokukan Night is a baseball game developed by Japanese company Genki and published for Nintendo 64 by Imagineer. The game was released in 1996 in Japan and has a sequel.

The game features realistic animations, gameplays, and graphics. Various game modes such as exhibition, home run derby, and seasons are available for players to experiment with.

2. Professional Baseball Spirits

It is a series of Japanese baseball simulation games. It is a spin-off series of the Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu franchise, published by Konami and developed by Power Pros Production.

A spin-off series of the Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu franchise
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All the twelve Nippon Professional Baseball teams and Central and Pacific League All-Star teams are available on the platform. The difficulty level is adjustable, with the hardest mode, known the Spirits.

The game is known for its realistic physics, extensive customization, and high-quality graphics. The batting interface has a silhouette that influences how and where the ball travels, whereas the pitching interface is a two-click system.

Winnie The Pooh Baseball Flash Game Japan

Winnie The Pooh home run derby Japanese video game was released in 2007. The game developed by Walt Disney Japan is an Adobe flash-based browser game.

The game was first released online on Disney Games Japan website. The game features Winnie the Pooh as a batter in a home run derby competition.

The game also got released online at Yahoo Kids in 2008. a Japanese web portal of Yahoo. An English translation was made available later on the official Disney website.

Winnie-the-Pooh baseball game has eight stages with different characters as pitchers
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However, after discontinuation of Flash Player by Adobe, the game was removed from the platform on December 16, 2020. The gameplay features Pooh facing eight characters from the Winne the Pooh franchise as pitchers. Christopher Robin is the final boss in the video game.

To advance and face another pitcher, the player must hit a certain number of pitches thrown by the pitcher out of the park. The video game became viral in 2012 and 2013 because of its difficulty.

Winnie the Pooh baseball Japanese game lacks other aspects of baseball as it is a typical home run derby. The player can control the character using the mouse, positioning himself accordingly and clicking to swing the bat.

There are a total of eight stages, with increasing difficulty. The user earns points based on performance, which can be then used to purchase upgrades to increase attributes such as contact, speed, and strength.

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