World's Series


World's Series

Manufacturer: Rock-ola Manufacturing Corporation, of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Type: Pure Mechanical (PM)

Theme: Sports - Baseball

Specialty: Flipperless

Notable Features: 1 cent or 5 cent play, 15 balls, 3 outs per game.

Design by: David Rockola

Produced: Approx 50,000, one of the highest production pinball machines ever

World's Series was a very popular baseball pinball machine. It was very productive for operators, and Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation. The game played a half inning of American baseball--and was used for gambling. Balls, outs, base hits and home runs are all part of the game. An estimated 500-700 still exist, all in the hands of private collectors and museums. Prices have been rising. Nice games sell for between $1500 and $2500(fully restored). Select reproduction parts are available from

An Australian variation of this game was called Pleasure Island.

Notes: Design Patent DE90,927 applied for August-5-1933, issued October-24-1933.

Ball Shooter Patent Number 1,842,863.

Mechanical Patent No. 1,975,374 filed April-14-1934, granted October-2-1934.

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Game details

(Electro) Mechanical
50,000 produced
$1200 - $1400
Small body


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 10 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-07-29.

In the past 2 years, we've seen it listed 6 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $1,300

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