The 25 Best Virtual Athletes In Video Games

25. Tim Wakefield

Game: MLB The Show Series

The problem with videogame pitching is that every player comes off as the same. Besides a few stamina points and a couple different pitches Justin Verlander is indistinguishable from say, Scott Baker.

One of the few exceptions to the rule was Tim Wakefield who possessed the filthiest pitch in Sony's baseball series, his knuckleball. The ball dances like real life but with even more extreme breaks and turns. When Tim Wakefield throws his legendary 75 MPH fastball it looks about 103. If only The Show could provide this sort of simulation and identity to every pitcher then their advertisements would finally be worthy of the tagline "so real it's unreal."

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