Fun Fact: The last real Major League Baseball player from the RBI Baseball roster to play professionally was Julio Franco, in 2008.
Like Tecmo Bowl, RBI Baseball licensed the names of real baseball players, but not the real names of professional baseball teams. Instead, teams were identified by affiliation with American cities.
RBI Baseball used the names of baseball stars to draw NES players in, but kept them engaged with stat tracking and an attempt at accurate depiction of the real life players' strengths and weaknesses. Winning was about managing lineups and baseball strategy as much as skill with the controller.