Best Android apps for baseball fans

May 19, 2012
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Though it’s been dubbed America’s favorite past time, people from all over the world are falling in love with baseball. Regardless of where you’re from, if you appreciate baseball you must be pumped for this year’s Major League Baseball season. Of course, as much as we love the game, we also have real-life obligations. You can’t stay glued to your TV forever. You’ve still got to work and do a variety of other things.

Thanks to technology, it’s now possible to keep updated on the latest happenings through our Android devices. With a number of genius apps on the Google Play store, it’s no surprise that there are quite a number dedicated to the most hardcore of baseball fans. From apps that keep you up to date on scores and events to actual game simulators, we’ve put together a list of the best Android apps for baseball fans.

ScoreMobile: Sports & Scores

If you’re despairing over having to tear yourself away from the TV, radio or the internet and deprive yourself of the latest news and updates, despair no more. You’ll never miss out on your favorite team’s scores with ScoreMobile. The app gives you the MLB’s latest sports scores and news from the biggest leagues in the world. You’ll be updated up-to-the-second, from sports scores to stats and even game previews, recaps and top news stories. If you want to be on top of the latest developments, ScoreMobile lets you receive free Push Alerts for goals, end of quarters/periods, and key moments in baseball.

You can even catch up on the latest talk with interactive live blogs and live chats, including the key tweets for each game or event. Have convenient access to the latest news by installing the ScoerMobile Sports Score Ticker widget. If you’re worried about having to uninstall ScoreMobile after the baseball season has come and gone, ScoreMobile also gives you the latest news on other major leagues like NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA, MMA / UFC, Tennis, PGA, NASCAR, and more.

 

Yahoo! Sportacular

Get live play by play, stats, standings and news, plays live score alerts, and widget support with Yahoo! Sportacular. Giving you not just MLB updates but also the latest news on NFL, NCAA College Football, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NHL, PGA golf, Premier League, NASCAR, Tennis and more, Yahoo! Sportacular makes sure that you’ll always be up to date with the latest happenings in the sports world. The app gives you categories for your self-selected Favorite Teams and Trending Games. Simply select the Team option from the menu and the app opens up a new screen with tabs for Team Info, News, Schedule, and Settings.

Through the Settings menu, create customizable alerts for your favorite teams. You can opt to receive info such as when a game starts, when it ends, the score change, and more. Enable the app to give you audible or vibrate notifications so you’ll know when you should run for the closest TV or computer. One minor snag with Yahoo! Sportacular, however, is if you install it on your SD card, the app widget will not be available. For best results and for convenient access to the latest sports updates, install Yahoo! Sportacular on your device.

 

ESPN ScoreCenter

What’s better than getting the latest scores? Getting them from one of the best sources of sports news, of course. Thanks to ESPN ScoreCenter, baseball fans can receive live scores from hundreds of leagues from around the world. Developed by ESPN, Inc. and picked as Editors’ Choice, ESPN ScoreCenter also brings you news and standings so you’ll never have to miss out on another of your favorite team’s victories.

ScoreCenter also features personalized scoreboards and live game details, including last play, in-game stats, boxscores, and game summaries. Follow your favorite team on one card so you can always be updated on scores and news tidbits. You can even watch fresh video clips and deep news and analysis by ESPN’s editorial staff. Keep this app around so you can keep updated on other leagues, including NFL Football, NBA Basketball, NHL Ice Hockey, MMA, and much more. Get the latest news from ESPN by downloading the ESPN ScoreCenter for your Android device today.

 

MLB Baseball News

Get the latest Major League Baseball News as it happens, free on your Android phone with this app. Developed by AndroidWhat, MLB Baseball News is the best way to keep up with your favorite game all from your Android device. You can choose how often to see news updates and MLB Baseball News will let you know when news updates arrive. Get news from the leading news sources, but you don’t have to spend precious time poring over every article. You can simply scroll through the home screen widget for quick updates.

If you can’t keep your excitement to yourself, MLB Baseball News allows you to share your favorite stories with your friends through e-mail, Twitter, Faceook, or SMS. You can even save your favorite stories so you can rub in your favorite team’s recent victory in your friend’s face when you meet up for drinks. Get MLB Baseball News for your Android device today and keep on top of the baseball action.

Baseball Banter Free

Now that you’re up to date with the latest sports news, it’s time to share it with your friends. It can get lonely if you’re the only person who’s into sports, but Baseball Banter has you covered. Talk about baseball with other baseball fans and share your thoughts, opinions and ideas on the latest in baseball news. Designed to operate like an online forum, Baseball Banter has a dedicated team page for each MLB team. You can also use the Featured Banter page to view baseball topics that are currently trending.

Baseball Banter allows you to personalize your experience by creating your own group pages. Instantly post your comments on any team, featured, or group page. Remember your netiquette! Users will have the option to rate every public comment and with more positive ratings, the higher on the comment leaderboard you’ll go. Baseball Banter makes commenting fun by giving you 16 achievements that you can unlock. Once you’ve unlocked them all, you’ll get your name etched on the Hall of Fame leaderboard. Baseball Banter has both Facebook and Twitter integrated into it, so it’s a breeze to share your favorite comments.

 

iScore Baseball/Softball

Some fans are limited to appreciating the fine sport of baseball to their couch but other fans want to go out there and actually play some ball. If you’re looking for an app that’ll help you score your game with your friends, get iScore Baseball. It doesn’t matter if you’re scoring youth baseball, a high school game, a college game or a professional game. iScore Baseball allows coaches, parents and fans to easily keep a detailed record of their game’s progress. iScore has everything you need to score, track and review a game and your stats.

With built in iScoreCast and TwitterCast, your friends and family who are miles away or are stuck at other events can keep on top of your game’s development. iScore provides you complete scorekeeping, able to record even the most complex of plays is tracked. The statistics you track for one game don’t end there; cumulative statistics are kept for teams and players so that you can track lifetime stats, season stats, league stats, and by tournament. Get iScore Baseball for your Android device today to start keeping track of your own baseball game scores.

 

Batter Up!

If you’re looking for another scoring app, Batter Up! is a an alternative to iScore. This app comes with both a little league and rec league baseball stat tracker and scorecard. That makes it easy to score your games. You can also track detailed statistics like batting average, OBP, slugging, steals, hits and runs. You can even find an in-game play by play summary and more. Since no app is perfect, Battery Up! has its own share of snags.

Some users have complained that dark text on a dark background has made reading a little difficult to read. If you don’t mind that little snag, Batter Up! is the perfect app for the weekend baseball player. Whether you’re a coach, a player, or a player’s parents, start tracking baseball scores using Batter Up! for your Android device today. If you like Batter Up!’s free trial, purchase the app for a small fee and never have to worry about missing a pen and paper to score with at a baseball game again.

 

9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011

If you aren’t the athletic type but you love baseball, live the dream by playing 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 on your Android device. Selected as Google Play’s Featured Sports Game, this game is one of the best full-featured baseball simulations with your favorite Major Leaguers. Featuring real players, complete with their latest stats, this game showcases almost 780 actual player profiles.

Those stats are absolutely staggering and the best part is you can collect your favorite players and add them to your roster in the Baseball Card Shop. Cards are graded as Normal, Rare, Special, Hero and Platinum. Draw new cards or combine them to obtain stronger players. If you win points, you can level up cards and improve your players’ stats. 9 Innings gives you three different play modes: League, Exhibition, and Homerun. As a manager, you can change lineups, rotations and players. There are 100 achievements that you’ll need to master. Get 9 Innings for your Android device today.

 

Baseball Superstars II

Another baseball simulator that you’ll love is Baseball Superstars II. This game has 7 different modes such as Exhibition, My League, Season, Homerun Race, Tournament, Mission, and Match Play Mode, promising to satisfy everyone’s needs. Complete with a storyline, players can engage in various events, select specific scenarios or players that you’d like to play with. Earn more money for your ball club by decorating the stadium.

Players can customize super skills, including unlimited number of pitching styles and dozens of batting effects. The game’s user interface is simple and recent updates have enhanced the player’s point-of-view system. The game’s improved AI makes it even more challenging, promising to burn your hours. Engage in various events, win tournaments, and achieve success by purchasing the right equipment and performing the necessary training. Dominate other players in Match Play mode by forming the best line up; acquire hall of famers, trade players, and hire super players to blow everyone else out of the water.

 

Baseball Superstars 2012

If you’re still not satisfied and you need to play even more baseball from the comfort of your Android device, make way for Baseball Superstars 2012. In crisp HD, Baseball Superstars 2012 gives you the chance to manage a team all the way to the championship or train a rookie to get to the Hall of Fame. Gorgeous details and clarity make this game optimized for HD and high-resolution displays on the latest Android devices.

With new gesture and tilt controls, the game gives you an intuitive pitching and batting experience. Smart AI makes your teammates exciting to play with, providing split-second catches and laser-precision throws. Baseball Superstars 2012 gives you the power to customize anything from your team’s logo, to the stadium, uniform, and equiment. Assemble the best team by recruiting, combining, and leveling up players. Train to earn skill points, new special moves and stat-boosting nicknames as you climb the ladder from rookie player to baseball Superstar. If that isn’t exciting enough for you, you can go against other users’ teams from around the world in PVP matches.

 

With all those baseball apps, you’re set to enjoy the game. Whether you’re keeping a close watch on scores, playing a game with a few friends, or living the dream by playing a simulator, your Android app will be your constant companion. If your favorite baseball app didn’t make it on our list, share it with us in the comments.

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