This installment of Bases Loaded is notable for being the first game in the series to use real players and teams. The game was officially licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association and STATS, Inc., and includes a roster of real-life players and teams. For many aspects of gameplay, such as fielding and base-running, the game offers players a choice between automatic and manual control. For example, a player who opts for manual control of his team's fielders will, when catching a fly ball, have to move the fielder of his choice into position to make the catch. Unfortunately, due to a flaw in the scrolling system used during plays, the fielding team's outfielders are often offscreen, often making it extremely difficult to successfully complete a play in manual mode.