It's fair to say that despite his somewhat podgy appearance, Mario's quite a sporty chap. Over the years he's tried his hand at almost every popular sport there is. Football, golf, tennis, basketball... the lad's even been to the Olympic Games. Usually the Mario sports titles are successful all over the world, but one of them was a bit of a non-starter in the UK.
Mario Superstar Baseball on the GameCube was actually one of the best Mario sports games. It was easy to play, had loads of different stadiums and featured more playable characters than any other Mario game (a record which stands to this day).