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Maria Luna
Nickname(s)
Pinky
Moony
Birthday July 23
Family Mother
Father
Grandmother
Friend(s) Kiesha Phillips
Active? Unknown
First Appearance Backyard Baseball
Last Appearance {{{Last Appearance}}}
Voice Actor(s) Jen Taylor (1997-2002)
Lani Minella (2002-2003)

Maria Luna was the Backyard Sports character who loves pink.

Appearance[]

1997-2002[]

Maria is a Hispanic girl who has long, blue-textured black hair in pigtails, pink ribbons in her hair, and tan skin. She wears a frilly pink dress that her mother made for her, and white sneakers.

2002-2006[]

Maria wears a pink jumper and a white shirt.

2006-2009[]

She is shown with long, dark brown hair in braided pigtails and dark, tan skin. She wears a blue and pink western style shirt, tan pants and sneakers.

Personality[]

Maria Luna is a happy-go lucky Mexican-American girl who used to love wearing pink dresses and ponies. Her family owns an Mexican restaurant which she encourages people to come over. She has a collection of "Precious Ponies" in her room. In the older games, she prefers playing on a team with pink uniforms and does better on them. However, she toned down on her love for pink in the newer games. She got her own pony.

Player Cards[]

What Maria lacks in baseball smarts, she makes up for in enthusiasm. And in case you didn't know, Maria's favorite color is pink.

Skill Ratings

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Maria is great at fielding the ball. Just don't ask her to throw it back, unless you like chasing wild throws. She has good vision at the plate, respectable power, and a pretty new dress that she can't get dirty. So how exactly do you solve a problem like Maria? Give her a pink uniform, that's how.

Bats: Left

Throws: Left

Skill Ratings

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Maria could be a good player if she wasn't so concerned about her pink dress. If you ask her, she'll tell you a lot about ponies.

Skill Ratings

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In addition to having one the largest "My Precious Pony" collections in the Northern Hemisphere, Maria has a talent for catching the ball. She also likes pretty pink helmets.

Skill Ratings

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The good news about Maria is that she's a fantastic wide receiver. The bad news is she insists the team's uniforms be pink.

Throws: Left

Skill Ratings

Passing 🏈
Catching 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Running 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Blocking/Tackling 🏈🏈🏈🏈
Kicking 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

Portrait

Action shot

Don't let that pink dress fool you. With one of the better jump shots in the league, this girl is a silent assassin from long range. Her short stature limits her on defense, however.

Shoots: Left

Skill Ratings

Inside Shooting πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€
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Defense πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€
Quickness πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Trivia[]

  • Maria's full name, translated into English, is Mary Moon, the name of the girl from the Dead Eye Dick song New Age Girl.
  • She is based on Elmyra Duff from Tiny Toon Adventures.[1]
  • In Backyard Baseball 2001 & 2003, the only thing Maria wears that matches the team color is her hat and shirt. Unless, of course, her team's color is pink.
  • Amir Khan has a crush on her.
  • She has a cat named LaRoo. In Backyard Basketball, the cat's name is Frank.
  • During the credits in Backyard Baseball 2003, Maria is seen wearing water wings and a bathing suit while riding on a floating pony.
  • In Backyard Baseball 2001 and 2003, if you make a team called The Mighty Monsters, made your team colors both Pink, and added Maria to your team, her stats would be 9-9-9-10, making her more powerful then Pablo Sanchez.
  • In the 2007 - 2010 games, she is best friends with Kiesha Phillips.
  • Maria's 2005 theme is similar to "Smooth" by Santana (who also did "Maria Maria").
  • Maria collects pony dolls. Matter fact, she has the largest pony doll collection! 783 as of Backyard Baseball 2003.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. ↑ Kram, Zack (October 10, 2017). "How 'Backyard Baseball' Became a Cult Classic". The Ringer. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
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