Hardball was first released carded as part of the 1988 series of A Real Arnerican Hero toys. He was also sold in 1989 and was discontinued domestically in 1990.
Appearance: blue baseball cap; white baseball shirt with blue trim and red "G.I. Joe" on right chest; grey undershirt sleeves; black half-gloves; orange-brown pants with light green belt and holster; black boots
Accessories: very large olive-green backpack (with sculpted "U.S.") full of grenades; grey grenade launcher with two grips and removable rotating barrel.