There are three different types of leagues you can play in OOTP:
- •Major League Opening Day Rosters - Each version of OOTP comes with a roster set featuring the current season's Major League rosters, including accurately rated real players from the majors right down to the rookie leagues! Take over your favorite baseball franchise and guide it to glory!
- •Historical Leagues - You can create your own historical league, based on any real-world season from 1871 through the most recently completed season, without having to purchase additional season disks! You can use historical leagues to "replay" seasons from history, or you can simulate them into the future, with real players entering the league automatically in the correct years. OOTP even automatically adds expansion teams at the appropriate teams. You can create your own alternate baseball history!
- •Fictional Leagues - OOTP gives you the ability to create your own fictional baseball universe. You choose the league setup, the rules, the schedule, and the desired statistical output. OOTP creates a brand new baseball universe which begs to be discovered. Want a 40-team league with 3 minor league levels in Canada? No problem! A small 8-team independent league with an age-limit located in South Dakota? No problem either. The possibilities are endless; the only limit is your imagination.
But it doesn't stop there! You can combine any of the modes to truly turn your baseball dreams into reality. For example, import the 1927 Yankees and 1969 Orioles into the 2010 Major League and see how The Babe does against Josh Beckett. Or set up a league with the greatest teams from the US and Japan, competing for the ultimate championship. Or import individual historical players into your current fictional league - how would Ty Cobb do in your fictional world? OOTP is truly remarkable when it comes to fulfilling your baseball fantasies.