Your Franchise

Once you’ve gone through the franchise selection process, you will inherit your franchise. Each franchise is composed of 6 levels starting at the big league level and ending at the rookie league level. Each franchise will be assembled differently depending on the season of the world. Some teams will be built better for the upcoming season; others will be built better for the long haul. In any case, it’s your unique franchise that was assembled initially from a world and player creation process and then potentially adjusted from subsequent users. It’s your task as GM to improve the club for the current and future seasons.

For more franchise information, please see the Player's Guide.

Roster Management

As general manager of an organization, it will be your responsibility to adjust your player roster and coaching staff within a flexible financial budget. There are numerous departments within the overall franchise budget and when they are maxed out, you will be unable to perform future actions until the season has concluded. Therefore, it’s always in your best interest to think ahead and save some money for unforeseen occurrences (injuries, international free-agent signing, etc.). It’s your budget, so distribute and use it wisely.

For more GM information, please see the Player's Guide.

Season Play

Once the season starts, it’s your duty to handle the big league squad. If you’d like to take on more responsibility, the option is available to manage individual minor league levels. In any case, as manager you’re responsible for setting lineups, pitching staffs, managerial and player settings as well as a few managerial hierarchies. It’ll be your job to monitor player fatigue and react to injuries. While there are recommendations available on all manager pages, it’s your personal touches that can make the difference.

For more season information, please see the Player's Guide.


At the conclusion of the regular season, each playing level will have the same style of playoffs. There will be four division winners in each league as well as two wild card winners. The two best teams from each league will receive a first-round bye. The first series is a best-of-5, followed by a best-of-5, followed by a best-of-7, culminating in a best-of-7 World Series.

For more playoff information, please see the Player's Guide.

Retaining Your Franchise

You can sign-up for the next season at any point during your season. There is an additional grace period after the final game of the World Series. After that, your franchise will be available to the public. So, don’t risk losing your franchise by waiting until the last minute.

For more dynasty information, please see the Player's Guide.


Prizes are based strictly on the big league level and are broken down as follows:

  1. World Series Winner receives 5,250 Reward Points.
  2. World Series Runner-Up receives $25 in credits.
  3. League Championship Runner-Up (2) receives $12 in credits.
  4. Division Championship Runner-Up (4) receives $8 in credits.
  5. First-Round Runner-Up (4) receives $4 in credits.

*World Series winners who used a promo code or took over a team without paying receive $25 in credits instead of Reward Points.

**Credits can only be used for future seasons of Hardball Dynasty.

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