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Double Play Double Play - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Double Play - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A video "Pitch 'n Bat" style game in single player mode. In two-player mode the first player bats while the other pitches and fields the ball. When three outs have been made, players change roles.

Double Play was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1977.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Double Play was produced include: Tornado Baseball, Datsun 280 Zzzap dup, Sea Wolf, 280 ZZZAP, Amazing Maze, Laguna Racer, Desert Gun, Boot Hill, Checkmate, and Guided Missile


Name Double Play
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7627
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Midway 8080
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Rotary: Analog - Move Outfielders
  • Joystick: 4-way (up-left, down-left, up-right, down-right) - Pitch Control
  • Buttons: 1 - Swing
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Double Play Control Panel Image

Double Play KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Pitcher can control speed and direction of pitched ball after pitch starts. Speed can change and/or direction can change in mid flight.

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Cabinet Information

The cocktail version was released in a unique six-sided cabinet where players sit side by side, similiar to the Joust cocktail, but deeper.


The song "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" plays before starting a game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Double Play Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Double Play collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 55; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 55; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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