The HardBall franchise are a series baseball games published by Accolade for a variety of platforms between 1985 and 1991.
Hardball! was Accolade's best-selling Commodore game as of late 1987. A.N.A.L.O.G. praised the Atari version's gameplay, graphic, and animation. The magazine concluded that the game "is in a league of its own, above all other Atari sports games—simulations included."