Out of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulation for career, historical, and fictional play. OOTP was originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus Heinsohn sought to combine realistic replay baseball simulation with career play to satisfy hardcore fans and casual gamers alike. "A friend of mine brought home a bat and a glove from a trip to Miami, so we started hitting tennis balls into the neighbor’s gardens. That was in 1991," Heinsohn told Inside Mac Games in a July 2012 interview. "We then formed a baseball club and started playing in organized baseball leagues in 1994. With our Unofficial Game Guide become an expert player and get unlimited coins! This guide is for anyone looking to play the game like the pros do. Are you frustrated with running out of coins? Or perhaps you are just looking to learn how to enjoy the game more? No matter what you are looking to do our guide will help you get a greater level of success. Don’t delay, become a pro player today!