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'80s/'90s nostalgia mashup of the day: The Ryan-Ventura fight, rendered in R.B.I. Baseball

In 1987, R.B.I. Baseball was released on the NES as the first console game to feature real MLB players. Six years later, the famous brawl between 26-year-old Robin Ventura and 46-year-old Nolan Ryan took place. Now, someone has mashed the two together for no apparent reason other than "why not?"

As Kevin Kaduk points out, neither Chicago nor Texas were even in the original game. And I'm pretty sure there was no mound-charging gameplay either. No one is any under any illusion that this is a real screengrab, but all I can say is, the more things rendered in 8-bit graphics, the better.

-- Dan Wohl /

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