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Baseball Under the Lights


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  • Play baseball all year with Baseball Under the Lights, a unique pinball game from Front Porch Classics
  • Flip the flipper, move the metal pins around the field to record innings, outs and runners on base
  • Heirloom-quality, all-wood construction makes this game suitable for the dorm room, the game room or the family room
  • Includes working scoreboard and 2 working stadium lights which require 2-AAA batteries each (not included)
  • Front Porch Classics offers "unplugged family entertainment" that brings people together through play
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 23 x 4 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 19.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003G9T9AE
  • Item model number: 53321
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries 6 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,648 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights

This is the original classic baseball pinball game with a nostalgic ballpark aesthetic but updated to include real working stadium lights, base runner-inning-outs tracking areas, outfield advertising graphics and a working scoreboard. It has the same classic wood construction and appeal. It's a great accent for the family room. University Games was founded by Bob Moog and Cris Lehman, who recognized a developing niche in social interaction and learning games for adults and children. University Games creates educational board games designed so that players won't notice how much they are learning.

  • Product Dimensions: 22 (L) x 23 (W) x 4 (H)
  • Age: 8 years and up


Recommended Ages:3 and up

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Experience America's favorite pastime as never before with Baseball Under the Lights from Front Porch Classics. This detailed pinball-style game allows you to launch a pinball and swing a bat to hit singles, doubles, triples, and homeruns. Featuring working stadium lights, a real working scorecard, and all-wood construction with nostalgic ballpark aesthetics, this heirloom-quality game lets the entire family enjoy ballpark fun at home.

callout top with logo
Baseball Under the Lights
At a Glance:
  • All-wood construction
  • Real-working stadium lights and scoreboard
  • Nostalgic ballpark design with old-style advertisments and pennant flags
Age Recommendation: 8 yrs+

Assembly Requirements:
6 AA batteries (not included)
callout bottom
Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights Product Shot
Aim for the grooved ramps to hit
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Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights Product Shot
This beautifully crafted game is made with sturdy materials so all generations of your family can play. View larger.
Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights Product Shot
Pull the metal spring-loaded handle to launch the ball into the park. View larger.
Pinball-Style Baseball Action

With a pull of the spring-loaded handle, Baseball Under the Lights comes alive, bringing fast-moving, hard-hitting action to the whole family. Fun for baseball lovers of all ages, this game can be played in teams or alone.

Ideal for family gatherings, vacations, and office parties, this beautifully displayed game features pinball-style play. Pull back on the handle to release one of the metal balls onto the game board, and then start swinging away. The board contains numerous pockets for singles, doubles, triples, and outs. There are even two ramps to launch the ball into the high-scoring homerun chutes.

Track Your Ballgame

Just as in major-league baseball, Baseball Under the Lights gives you multiple options of keeping score. The real working scoreboard and five metal pegs on the board allow players to record innings, outs, and base runners. You can also use the included scorebook to write down your statistics and record each play -- just like the real ballpark.

Ballpark Board Design

Heirloom-quality all-wood board construction makes this game suitable for display year-round. Adorned with old-style advertising graphics on the outfield walls and four pennant flags, Baseball Under the Lights captures that nostalgic old-time ballpark feel. It also features brightly colored signs that label single, double, and triple hits, as well as raised bumpers that direct errant balls into the foul pockets.

To capture the realistic feel of nighttime play, two stadium lights illuminate the board. Each light requires three AA batteries (not included).

The board measures 22 by 23 inches (L x W) and fits on most tabletops.

About Front Porch Classics

The games of Front Porch Classics are designed to engage friends and family around the coffee table in laughter, sharing, and building memories for "unplugged family entertainment" -- as Front Porch Classics call it.

Every Front Porch Classics product combines the same core elements which went into creating the company years ago: rich story telling, elegant design, ageless appeal, and limitless play. Each product features wood, leather, metal, or other high quality and durable materials. These games are elegant enough to be displayed as heirlooms in living rooms everywhere, and are built to last so families can enjoy them from generation to generation.

What's in the Box

Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights with wooden game board and outfield walls, three metal balls, four flags, two light units, five metal pegs, storage bag, scorecard, and instructions.

Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights feature
Turns on the stadium lights for a night game.
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Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights feature
Use the pegs to keep track of your innings.
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Front Porch Classics Baseball Under the Lights feature
Record each of your plays on the scorecard.
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Customer Reviews

I wrote a complaint to the company, but have not heard back.
honest opinion
The holes for the pin balls are too small and you can't hit anything but outs or homeruns.
Jason Spiese
This game was a lot of money and you expect a better product so its going to be returned.
DolphinFan1995

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Breul on April 4, 2011
I gave this to my 8 year old for his birthday, he loves it. His older brothers and him play it for hours at a time, it is more challenging than one we played in the past, so I was thinking of returning it. However, they love it and could not spend more time playing it. I am not really into video games, so this works out great. They are usually outside playing, but when they need a little down time or it is dark or raining this is perfect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on January 27, 2012
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Very pleased! My 8 year old grandson loves it! He's a baseball fan anyway, and spends a lot of time with this game. I'm happy to get him away from electronic games,( nintendo, play station), and give him something a little different . I was worried he wouldn't be able to hit home runs, but did that in 1st inning. The lights are awesome, just like night time baseball. We play in a dark room, fun and entertaining.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Kelly on December 26, 2012
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Bought this for my grandson for Christmas and after setting it up which was difficult because many pieces did not fit and others needed to be re-glued we started to play and within five minutes the bat lever got stuck with every swing. Very poor quality. Certainly not worth the price. I guess I should have read all the reviews. Very disappointing after paying so much money plus shipping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip A. Smith on March 16, 2013
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Nice piece...seems like a realistic ball game:))) Works well and gives a real feel as if watching a game in Boston or Portland:)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RainyDayShopper on July 27, 2012
I found this and noticed there were some not-so-great reviews, but my pinball crazy kids made me take the leap anyways. We got it and I was very (happily) surprised. I think that the quality is great and has really stood up well to lots of use. The concept is really fun, and everyone always wants to play it. Of course, this was supposed to be for my kids but once my husband got his hands on it, it disappeared into our basement and I can now hear him and his friends shouting as they fight for the highest score. How this thing is still in one piece I don't know (seriously, these men need to learn how to treat things gently) but it is still working just as well as the day we got it. A great purchase that was well worth the money!
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By Melbourne on October 24, 2014
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Pros: Mechanical pinball / bagatelle action with baseball game.
Fun with a group.
Uses no power, if you decide not to use lights.
Simple to repair/adjust.
Nice retro look.
Cons: Poor quality control.
Scoring board is a basic score wheel that is easily disturbed by normal game movement.
No adjustable leveling feet included.

Nice pitch and bat type game the only one I know of in this price range, however for the price it should be much better.
The game requires being properly leveled in order for the ball to return properly. The bat mechanism is
very crude, and may require adjustment to your preference. Luckily all these things are easily fixed.

The shooters rod, is a simple rod with rubber nubs at the front and back. Very cheap looking - I replaced it with a polished chrome sink lift rod, it looks like a proper pinball shooters rod now. You can reuse the existing rubber nub on the sink lift rod. The shooters rod is held in place by a collar and set screw, so replacement is simple.

The bat mechanism is accessed by removing all the small screws on the back of the game, the bat height above the play field is adjusted via repositioning the wooden spacer block which is held in place by two screws. The spring can also be adjusted to add more tension if required.

You can easily adjust the level or play field pitch on the game by adding in spacers (metal washers) as required to the rear wooden "legs". The washers go between the leg and the game bottom. I did not have to adjust the front although the same concept could be applied there using washers and small wood screws with felt pads.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ross on July 28, 2012
I'm so glad that I found a game that combines two of my favorite things: baseball and pinball! It's great for rainy days or just to be able to relax and have some family fun. I really like how it looks too.
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This appeared to be a quality game. Very disappointed with the quality. Not sure how to get in touch with company that made this game. The bat does not work. It appears to be stripped. Also the ball does not return automatically, it gets caught up at top. The pieces do not line up properly. Very disappointed. This was not a cheap game.
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