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Ace Patterson

Nickname: "Acer"

Achmed Khan

Nickname: "Axeman"

Amir Khan

Nickname: "Sticks"

Angela Delvecchio

Voiced by: Corrie Anne Shenigo (1997-1998), Dolores Rogers (1999-2001)

Nickname: "Sugar Pop"

Annie Frazier

Voiced by: Cathy Faulkner (1997-2001)

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.
  • Leitmotif: A Hawaiian folk-pop song.

Arthur Chen

Ashley Webber

Voiced by: Cathy Faulkner (1997-2001)

Nicknames: "Little Smokey" and "Ash"

Billy Jean Blackwood

Voiced by: Jen Taylor (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Crazy Legs"

Dante Robinson

Nickname: "Stretch"

  • Big Eater: It's his power-up to have a game at a field where there would be food.

Dmitri Petrovich

Full Name: Dimitri Ivan Petrovich

Nicknames: "Paste" and "Petri-dish"

Ernie Steele

Voiced by: Dolores Rogers (1997-2001), Ryan Drummond (2002-2003)

Nickname: "Funnybones"

  • "Knock Knock" Joke: Loves cracking these.
  • Leitmotif: An '80s R&B/dance theme.
  • Name's the Same: He shares his name with a 1940's running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who happened to be a Seattle native.
  • Noodle People: He's very tall and skinny. He even lampshades this: one of his jokes that he cracks in Football is that his legs and arms are like spaghetti.

Gretchen Hasselhoff

Voiced by: Corrie Anne Shenigo (1997-1998), Dolores Rogers (1999-2001)

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 Raul Luis Garcia III

Nickname: "Bonkers"

Kenny Kawaguchi

Voiced by: Kiamalise Budak (1997-2001)

Nickname: "K-man"

Keisha Phillips

Full Name: Keisha Monet Phillips

Nickname: "Flash"

Kimmy Eckman

Voiced by: Corrie Anne Shenigo (1997-1998), Dolores Rogers (1999-2001)

Full Name: Kimberly Raye Eckman

Nickname: "Twinkie Toes"

Lisa Crocket

Voiced by: Kathy Henson (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Mad Dog"

Luanne Lui

Voiced by: Jen Taylor (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Lulu"

Maria Luna

Voiced by: Jen Taylor (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Pinky"

Marky Dubois

Voiced by: Nick Austria (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Cootie"

  • Abhorrent Admirer: According to Billy Jean, anyway. She does not reciprocate his feelings and her stats decrease while Marky's increases.
  • Companion Cube: A frog named Frog.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He wears work boots in the later games, though.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Has a crush on Billy Jean, but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
  • Leitmotif: A banjo-and-fiddle bluegrass song.

Mikey Thomas

Full Name: Michael Rhett Thomas

Nickname: "Nugget"

Pablo Sanchez

Voiced by: Dex Manley (1997-2001)

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.
  • Leitmotif: An "everyman" theme.
  • Super Speed: He's the fastest of the Backyard Kids.

Reese Worthington

Voiced by: Cathy Faulkner (1997-2001)

Nickname: "Big Toe"

Ricky Johnson

Voiced by: Dex Manley (1997-2001)

Full Name: Richard Alexander Johnson

Nickname: "Fella"

Ronny Dobbs

Full Name: Ronald Henry Dobbs

Nickname: "Spud"

Sally Dobbs

Voiced by: Kiamalise Budak (1997-2001)

Nickname: "The Boss"

Samantha Pierce

Sidney Webber

Voiced by: Cathy Faulkner (1997-2001)

Full Name: Sidney Marie Delvecchio

Nicknames: "Little Smokey" and "Sid"

Stephanie Morgan

Voiced by: Kathy Henson (1997-2001)

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, Ripken is one of the playable pros, 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.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: 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.
  • Leitmotif: The classic "Baseball organ" that transitions into an original organ piece.
  • Motor Mouth: Not as much as Gretchen, but still noticeable (not counting her later voices).

Tony Delvecchio

Voiced by: Kathy Henson (1997-2001), Ryan Drummond (2002-2003)

Full Name: Tony Gianni Delvecchio

Nickname: "Vec"

Vicki Kawaguchi

Voiced by: Kiamalise Budak (1997-2001)

Full Name: Vicki Fumiko Kawaguchi

Nickname: "Swan"

  • Leitmotif: A typical Tchaikovsky-style Ballet piece.
  • Otaku: In the later games.

    Baseball Pros 

Alex Gonzalez

Alex Rodriguez

Voiced by: Dolores Rogers (2001)

Nickname: "A-Rod"

Albert Pujols

Nickname: "Phat Albert"

Alfonso Soriano

Nickname: "Sor 1"

Babe Ruth

Barry Bonds

Barry Larkin

Cal Ripken Jr.

Chipper Jones

  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Much like in real life, in-universe Chipper Jones does not like being called "Larry".

Curt Schilling

David Ortiz

Nickname: "Big Papi"

Derek Jeter

Voiced by: Dolores Rogers (2007)

Nickname: "DJ", "Jetes"

Frank Thomas

Voiced by: Dex Manley

Juan Gonzalez


Nickname: "Ichi", "Ichiban"

  • First-Name Basis: 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

  • Sdrawkcab Name: He mentions that his given name is his father's name (Ramon) backwards.

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. He later appeared in the iOS exclusive NBA 2015.

LeBron James

Lisa Leslie

  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female basketball pro to appear in the game.
    • Averted in the original game, where Kevin Garnett is the only NBA star on the roster.

Paul Pierce

Shaquille O'Neal

Stephen Curry

Tim Duncan

    Football Pros 

A.J. Hawk

Adrian Peterson

Ahman Green

Barry Sanders

Ben Roethlisberger

Bill Gramatica

Braylon Edwards

Brett Favre

  • Book-Ends: 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

Voiced by: Adam Watson

Barry DeJay

Voiced by: Dex Manley

Buddy Cheque

Chuck Downfield

Voiced by: Clem Daniels (official voice), Dave Rivas (Football, Gamecube)

The Commentator

Earl Gray

Erik Stream

Jack Fouler


Sunny Day

Voiced by: Jen Taylor (1997-2001), Lani Minella (2002-2003), Samantha Kelly (2002-2009)

Taylor Quilty

Vinnie the Gooch

Voiced by: Dolores Rogers (1997, 2001), Lani Minella (2003)

  • 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"


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