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On National Video Game Day, watch the evolution of baseball video games from 1978 to today

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Thursday is National Video Games Day, which makes it a perfect time to look back on the decades-long history of baseball games. YouTube user MikeTIME created this superb video that takes you on pretty much the entire digital journey, from 1978's Home Run for the Atari 2600 to the MLB The Show series for the seventh-generation consoles of today. The video was uploaded, perhaps not coincidentally, exactly one year ago today on National Video Games Day 2012.

Here it is: