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Longtime Android game developer Com2uS has its fair share of experience with baseball games. Most Android users have at lest heard of, if not played, Homerun Battle. This series is designed to provide a more authentic feel than those cartoony games. 9 Innings: Pro baseball 2013 has the real players you know and love with physics to match.

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If you're a baseball fan, this is probably the game for you. Com2uS has fed in all the stats and data for over 1,400 players on 30 teams. The roster is accurate as of July 5th, and Com2uS has a contract with the Major League Baseball Players Association to keep it up to date. You can play a standard season, or longer ones if you like. Your team can be upgraded and managed with "cards" that you accumulate over time. There are in-app purchases if you want to speed things along, too. 9 Innings also has various challenges to improve your players, and you can also sell unwanted cards, which is cool.

The game engine is vastly improved over the last iteration. It's very smooth and looks more realistic now. The game is only 39MB and it's free. Watch out for those in-app purchases, though. You can get in very deep if you're not careful.

Note: Be aware that this game does work on rooted devices, but for whatever reason, you might get a warning that says otherwise. Not everyone is seeing this (I did on the Galaxy Nexus), but just restart the game if you do, and it should run fine.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • spacecasespiff

    I have a galaxy s3 rooted and it won't work . It knows I'm rooted. Stupid

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      See the end of the post.

  • dNj

    Hopefully someone can answer my question, regarding Com2us and HomeRun Battle 2. HomeRun Battle 2 has a running service called "LookAround" on my GNex. I payed the $2 to remove ads, so not sure what it is. I Googled LookAround but no results.

  • rajitsingh

    I tried restarting the game over and over again, but it doesn't run. Uninstalled. Pissed.

    Edit: I have a rooted One X

  • Jeremy Cope

    Can't run on a rooted phone? fail...

  • noah

    rooted gs2 here, no luck with playing. what the fuck.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    What is this baseball sport thing??? :p

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    No problems with SGS1 with miui rom (rooted)

  • Evan

    I really like the old version, but they kept throwing more and more ads in making it more ads than gameplay.

    Hopefully this wont be the same.

  • pac0naut

    Loved their first full baseball game, even supported it with in-app purchases. I still play it at times. Will definitely get this. This may replace NBA Jam for me for a while.

  • Randall Walsh

    Will not run on my Rooted Inspire 4G

  • Thx84

    no issue with a rooted Xperia Neo, works fine!

  • moneyspender

    this does not work at all if you are rooted. there are no tricks or work arounds. and restarting it over and over wont do anything, that was a lie. this app sucks and is broken. if you want your little game to be stuck only on non-rooted phones then take it to apple. they love being locked in little boxes. android users want freedom. fuck your game.

  • carbonated_turtle

    My phone isn't THAT old, it's not rooted, but it still says this is incompatible. Do these guys not want people playing their game?

  • carbonated_turtle

    My phone isn't THAT old, it's not rooted, but it still says this is incompatible. Do these guys not want people playing their game?

  • steven

    Why isn't the EVO 4G compatible with this version? I was a big 2011 player & it is sad that I can't play this one

  • vbosch

    Worked for a while on my rooted S3. But then installed a custom rom and now it doesn't.