World's Series


World's Series

World's Series is a Pure Mechanical (PM) pinball machine: it does not use electricity. The theme is Baseball. With about 50,000 units built, it is one of the highest production pinball machines ever made. It was available for 1 cent or 5 cent per play.

You play a half inning of baseball - a unique feature since the game does not use electricity. Balls, outs, base hits and home runs are all visibly counted. Gameplay ends when all 15 balls are on the playfield or when 3 outs are counted.

Machines from this era were used for gambling. In this case, the more runs you scored, the higher your prize money would be. This is indicated on the marquee behind the playfield.

An Australian variation of this game was called Pleasure Island. Same gameplay, different theme.


- 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.

Reproduction parts are available from

Design team

Game Design: David Rockola

Game details

(Electro) Mechanical
50,000 produced
$1290 - $1510
Small body


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 11 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-12-21.

In the past 2 years, we've seen it listed 5 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $1,400

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Pinside rating

This game has received 1 approved Pinsider rating. 4 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside EM Top 100 ranking.

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

43 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

16 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

1 public location to play this machine.

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Market value

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Machine - For Sale
Las Vegas, NV

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