1972 Williams LINE DRIVE baseball machine. Baseball machines like LINE DRIVE were once a summertime staple in every arcade, especially on the east and west coasts, but they've become nearly extinct in the last 45 years. LINE DRIVE was one of the last EM (electromechanical) baseball games produced, and it included the popular "base running men" in the backbox. This backbox animation makes the game almost as much fun to watch as it is to play. This game is in very good condition overall.All of the parts on the machine are original, down to the manual and schematic which are included with the game - there are no reproduction parts here. The backglass is in very good condition, although the red paint has flaked off a bit, as it has on many of these games.
New reproduction backglasses are available from several sources. The playfield is in good condition overall. There's a bit of wear around the batting area, although again, that's a result of nearly a half century of normal use. The game uses a solid state sound system which includes cheers, clapping, and even boos, and the sound system operates as it should.The cabinet is in very good condition especially for its age, with a few scuffs on both sides of the cabinet but no graffiti or gouges. All locks and keys are present. Manual and schematic are included. A couple of trivia facts. This is the same LINE DRIVE machine that is pictured on the cover of the 1990 book Slot Machines & Coin-Op Games. And if LINE DRIVE looks familiar to you, there's a LINE DRIVE game which is often seen in the background (and sometimes in the foreground) of the TV show Pawn Stars. This item must be paid for and picked up within 7 days of the close of this listing. The item "1972 Williams LINE DRIVE Baseball Machine Works Great!
(Pick-Up in Indy)" is in sale since Sunday, December 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines".
The seller is "the_nostalgia_guy" and is located in Noblesville, Indiana. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.