1949 Williams Star Series*

Description: Star Series*, Williams #30, 1/49, one player, backglass style running man unit with players that run the backglass basses. The companion to this game is the Williams All American Quarterback (10/49). The interesting thing about this game is the pitching unit; it does *not* use a motor like later baseball games to pitch the ball. Instead it is a manual ball pitch, where the player pushes in a plunger on the front left of the cabinet to pitch the ball (much like the ball lift mechanism used on manual ball load pinball games). The other control on the game is the "bat" lever on the front right of the cabinet. The player turns this to activate the flippers (often the bat has broken off this lever). Because of this, the game is fairly lame to play. Also the playfield top glass is actually silkscreened with the "score card" information. This was done on plate glass, so most often this top glass is cracked or missing. Without the original silkscreen top glass, the area right in front of the player looks "naked" as the lower ball arch area is revealed, showing light bulbs and the credit unit.

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