Characters / Backyard Sports

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    Backyard Kids 

Ace Patterson

Nickname: "Acer"

Achmed Khan

Nickname: "Axeman"

Amir Khan

Nickname: "Sticks"

Angela Delvecchio

Nickname: "Sugar Pop"

Annie Frazier

Nickname: "Flipper"

  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Had a rainbow on her shirt until the switch to 3D.
  • Granola Girl: Wears 100% Natural Organic Materials and was concerned about the cows being used for the leather for football until her mother told her it was simulated leather.

Arthur Chen

Ashley Webber

Nicknames: "Little Smokey" and "Ash"

Billy Jean Blackwood

Nickname: "Crazy Legs"

Dante Robinson

Nickname: "Stretch"

Dmitri Petrovich

Full Name: Dimitri Ivan Petrovich

Nicknames: "Paste" and "Petri-dish"

Ernie Steele

Nickname: "Funnybones"

Gretchen Hasselhoff

Nickname: "Jabberjaw"

Jimmy Knuckles

Full Name: Jimmy Winthorpe Knuckles

Nickname: "The Bully"

Jocinda Smith

Nickname: "MVP"

Joey MacAdoo

Full Name: Joey Richard MacAdoo

Nickname: "Broadway Joey"

Jorge Garcia

Full Name: Jorge Raoul Luis Garcia III

Nickname: "Bonkers"

Kenny Kawaguchi

Nickname: "K-man"

Keisha Phillips

Full Name: Keisha Monet Phillips

Nickname: "Flash"

Kimmy Eckman

Nickname: "Twinkie Toes"

Lisa Crocket

Nickname: "Mad Dog"

Luanne Lui

Nickname: "Lulu"

Maria Luna

Nickname: "Pinky"

Marky Dubois

Nickname: "Cootie"

Mikey Thomas

Full Name: Michael Rhett Thomas

Nickname: "Nugget"

Pablo Sanchez

Full Name: Pablo Ramon Sanchez

Nickname: "Secret Weapon"

Pete Wheeler

Nickname: "Wheelie"

  • The Ditz
  • Game Breaker: In the original Baseball game, it is borderline impossible to get the ball to base before him. That, plus his very good stats in all other categories, makes him one of the best players in the game.
  • Super Speed

Reese Worthington

Nickname: "Big Toe"

Ricky Johnson

Nickname: "Fella"

Ronny Dobbs

Nickname: "Spud"

Sally Dobbs

Nickname: "The Boss"

Samantha Pierce

Sidney Webber

Nicknames: "Little Smokey" and "Sid"

Stephanie Morgan

Nickname: "Bubbles"

  • Ascended Fanboy: She says in the original Backyard Baseball that she wants to be in the hall of fame next to Cal Ripken Jr. In Baseball 2001, Morgan and Ripken are both playable, so you can make this happen yourself.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Until the reboot starting with Backyard Sports Baseball 2015.
  • Commuting on a Bus: In Baseball 2007.
  • The Mario: With generally above average stats in most games, she can essentially play any infield position to moderate effectiveness, though she really excels as shortstop and goalie.
  • Motor Mouth: Not as much as Gretchen, but still noticeable (not counting her later voices).

Tony Delvecchio

Full Name: Tony Gianni Delvecchio

Nickname: "Vec"

Vicki Kawaguchi

Full Name: Vicki Fumiko Kawaguchi

Nickname: "Swan"

  • Otaku: In the later games.

    Baseball Pros 

Alex Gonzalez

Alex Rodriguez

Nickname: "A-Rod"

Albert Pujols

Nickname: "Phat Albert"

Alfonso Soriano

Nickname: "Sor 1"

Babe Ruth

Barry Bonds

Barry Larkin

Cal Ripken Jr.

Curt Schilling

David Ortiz

Nickname: "Big Papi"

Derek Jeter

Nickname: "Jetes"

Frank Thomas

Juan Gonzalez


Nickname: "Ichi"

  • Only One Name: His last name is Suzuki, but it was never mentioned in these games, likely due to potential copyright issues with the car company.note 

Ivan Rodriguez

Jeff Bagwell

Jim Thome

Jimmy Rollins

Ken Griffey Jr.

Larry Walker

Mark McGwire

Mike Piazza

Nickname: "Supreme"

Mo Vaughn

Nomar Garciaparra

Randy Johnson

Sammy Sosa

Shawn Green

Tony Gwynn

    Basketball Pros 

Dwayne Wade

Kevin Garnett

Kobe Bryant (Basketball 2004)

  • Dummied Out: Due to his sexual assault incident. It's easy to re-add him, but using him on a team will crash the game.

LeBron James

Lisa Leslie

Paul Pierce

Shaquille O'Neal

Tim Duncan

    Football Pros 

A.J. Hawk

Adrian Peterson

Ahman Green

Barry Sanders

Ben Roethlisberger

Bill Gramatica

Braylon Edwards

Brett Favre

  • Bookends: One of his "Meet the Players" stories involves him feeding cookies to an alligator. His ending photo depicts him feeding a cookie to a plush alligator.

Brian Urlacher

Cade McNown

Nickname: "Downtown"

Champ Bailey

Chris Cooley

Darren McFadden

Daunte Culpepper

Donovan McNabb

Nickname: "Juke"

Drew Bledsoe

Eli Manning

Frank Gore

Jason Taylor

Jason Witten

Jeff Garcia

Nickname: "Red"

Jerry Rice

Nickname: "Mr. Automatic"

John Elway

Kurt Warner

LaDainian Tomlinson

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Johnson

Lee Evans

Marcellus Wiley

Martin Gramatica

Marvin Harrison

Matt Hasselbeck

Michael Strahan

Michael Vick

Nickname: "Ookie"

Peyton Manning

Nickname: "Perfect Peyton"

Priest Holmes

Ray Lewis

Reggie Bush

Nickname: "The Prezident"

Rich Gannon

Nickname: "The Cannon"

Ricky Williams

Ronde Barber

Ronnie Brown

Shaun Alexander

Steve Young

Steven Jackson

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Terrell Davis

Tom Brady

Nickname: "Tommy"

Tony Gonzalez

Tony Romo

Torry Holt

Vernon Gholston

Vince Young

    Hockey Pros 

Brian Leetch

Joe Thornton

Martin Brodeur

Mike Modano

Nickname: "Mo'"

Nicklas Lidstrom

Steve Yzerman

Nickname: "Stevie Y"

    Skateboarding Pros 

Andy MacDonald

    Soccer Pros 

Bobby Convey

Nickname: "Bobby"

Brandi Chastain

Nickname: "Holly Wood"

Brian McBride

Nickname: "Bake"

Briana Scurry

Nickname: "Bri"

Carlos Valderrama

Nickname: "El Pibe"

Chris Armas

Nickname: "Eliminator"

Clint Mathis

Nickname: "Cleetus"

Cobi Jones

Nickname: "CJ"

Jason Kreis

Nickname: "Doc"

Jay Heaps

Nickname: "Heapers"

Landon Donovan

Nickname: "Landlova"

Mamadou Diallo

Nickname: "Big Mama"

Pablo Mastroeni

Nickname: "Pabs"


Tiffeny Milbrett

Nickname: "Millie"

Tony Meola

Nickname: "Meatball"


Abner Dubbleplay

Barry DeJay

Buddy Cheque

Chuck Downfield

The Commentator

Earl Gray

Erik Stream

Jack Fouler


Sunny Day

Taylor Quilty

Vinnie the Gooch

  • Ambiguous Syntax/Literal-Minded: This exchange:
    Sunny: Say hello, Vinnie!
    Vinnie: Hello, Vinnie!
    (Sunny stares at Vinnie blankly)
  • Cool Shades
  • Irony: Vinnie may comment on Ken Griffey Jr. liking video games when the latter's at bat, asking who would want to waste their time playing them. The irony is that you would have to be playing the game and have color commentary enabled to hear him say this, unless that specific line is extracted from the resources.


    Other Characters 

Aunt Edna

Beverly Backstop


Billy's Mom


Budget Rent a Mule


Custom Kid

Nickname: "Spaz" and many others

Dobbaguchi Arena Mother

  • The Voice: Heard calling for dinner in Basketball.

Eric Lebeaux

  • Ascended Extra: Despite not being playable in Football, he's playable in the Football Demo.

Esther French

  • Ascended Extra: See Eric Lebeaux, she's playable in the Football Demo.


Jay Green

  • Jackof All Stats: In Backyard Baseball, he and Leah Wayne are (almost) maxed out in all their stats.

Leah Wayne

  • Ascended Extra: See Eric Lebeaux, she's playable in the Football Demo.
  • Jackof All Stats: In Backyard Baseball, she and Jay Green are (almost) maxed out in all their stats.

Mr. Clanky

Nickname: "Automatic"


New Kid


Super Clone

Thor Herring

Veronica Lee

  • Ascended Extra: See Eric Lebeaux, she's playable in the Football Demo.

Worker Drone -45

Nickname: "kid 0"