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Pablo Ramón Sanchez (born August 18, nicknamed "Secret Weapon") is a recurring playable character in the Backyard Sports series. He is often considered to be the best all-around athlete and teammate. He is known for his good sportsmanship and his natural ability to lead.

Appearance

1997-2001

Pablo has a white shirt with a usually backwards snap-back cap. In its first iteration, it is yellow with a blue brim.

2002-2009

Pablo's hat's color has been changed to purple.

2010

Pablo's appearance changed drastically in the recent game Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers. He wears a cubs hat and grew some hair on his head. Pablo looks more like a Latino kid in the new game.

Present

Pablo's hat is now red, and he has gotten a brown tan.

Personality

Pablo is typically upbeat, confident and positive, but mostly toward himself. He knows how good he is. Examples of which being him saying goodbyes to the ball whilst stepping up to bat, before even swinging the bat, and blaming the bat, instead of taking responsibility for it, when he strikes out. His cockiness goes unnoticed by his teammates, however, due to him speaking Spanish.

In the Sandlot Sluggers and Rookie Rush games, he is the captain of the team called the Big City Bears and plays his home games at the "Sandlot" field.

Skills

Pablo has really good all-around stats and because of this he is a fan favorite. He has all the power needed to hit home runs at almost every at bat and has a good arm in football, and has one of the hardest shots in Backyard Hockey. He's also a speedy character making him a pro in more ways than one.

Player Cards

Backyard Baseball (1997)

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Pablo Sanchez Theme Song

Pablo's theme from the original Backyard Baseball

Pablo does not speak any English, it seems. But he knows the language of baseball and knows it well. Simply put, this kid is good.

Skill Ratings

Batting Backyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball Rating
Running Backyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball Rating
Pitching Backyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBlank Baseball Rating
Fielding Backyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball RatingBackyard Baseball Rating

Backyard Baseball 2001 & Backyard Baseball 2003

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Quien es mas macho? The secret's out on this superstar! Pablo Sanchez is living proof that size doesn't matter. This pint-sized player can steal bases like Lou Brock, catch balls in his mouth like Willie Mays, and hit homers like Reggie Jackson.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Skill Ratings

Batting BYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill Icon
Running BYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill Icon
Pitching BYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill Icon
Fielding BYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill IconBYB 2003 Skill Icon

Backyard Baseball 2005

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Backyard Baseball 2005 - Pablo Sanchez Theme

Pablo's theme from Backyard Baseball 2005

Quien es mas macho? The secret's out on this superstar! Pablo Sanchez is living proof that size doesn't matter. This pint-sized player can steal bases like Lou Brock, catch balls in his mouth like Willie Mays, and hit homers like Reggie Jackson.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Skill Ratings

Power ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Contact ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Pitching ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Running ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Defense ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

Backyard Sports: Baseball 2007

You won't hear Pablo saying much other than "nice game", right after his team wins. He is the silent, unbelievable type that somehow knows when, where, and how to do everything. He's great at playing shortstop; Pablo knows the position's importance to the team.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Skill Ratings

Batting ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Hit Power ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Throwing ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Running ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Fielding ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
Pitching ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

Backyard Soccer (1998)

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You won't hear Pablo speak much English, but you may see him score a goal or two. He's a good setup man for his teammates, too.

Skill Ratings

Kicking BYS Skill IconBYS Skill Icon
Control BYS Skill IconBYS Skill IconBYS Skill Icon
Defense BYS Skill IconBYS Skill Icon
Running BYS Skill IconBYS Skill IconBYS Skill IconBYS Skill Icon

They used to call this kid "The Secret Weapon." Well, we got news for ya: He ain't no secret anymore! This kid is the real deal.

Skill Ratings

Throwing Original Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill Rating
Catching Original Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill Rating
Running Original Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill Rating
Blocking Original Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill Rating
Kicking Original Backyard Football Skill RatingOriginal Backyard Football Skill Rating

Pablofootball2002

Pablo is a kid with serious skills. He can run, he can pass, he can catch, and his super-low center of gravity makes him tough to tackle.

Throws: Right

Skill Ratings

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

Pablobasketball

Portrait

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Action shot

You can't call him the 'Secret Weapon' anymore. With his blinding speed, deft ballhandling, and deadly outside shooting, Pablo has made a name for himself. Just call him 'The Weapon' now.

Shoots: Right

Skill Ratings

Inside Shooting 🏀🏀🏀
Outside Shooting 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Ball-handing 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Defense 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Quickness 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

Finally, a sport where Pablo has a weakness! Do not, under any circumstances, play Pablo at the center position. Instead, try him at guard, where his dead-eye shooting, slick ballhandling and lightning-fast quickness might be some use to you.

Shoots: Right

Skills

Inside Shot 🏀
Outside Shot 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Ball Handling 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Defense 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Quickness 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

Backyard Hockey (2002)

Once again, Pablo's unbeatable combination of speed, coordination and smarts put him at the top of any coach's wish list. Pablo is quite possibly the greatest Backyard athlete of all time.

Shoots: Right

Skill Ratings

Shooting BYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill Icon
Passing BYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill Icon
Skating BYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill Icon
Defending BYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill Icon
Goalkeeping BYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill IconBYH Skill Icon

Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush

Skill Ratings

Speed ★★★★
Power ★★★★
Tackling ★★★★
Throwing ★★★★

Backyard Sports Baseball 2015

Quien es mas macho? The secret is out on this pint-sized superstar. Pablo doesn't speak much English, but he knows the language of baseball. Simply put, this kid is really good.

Skill Ratings

Pitching Baseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty Rating
Batting Baseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty Rating
Contact Baseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Empty Rating
Fielding Baseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty Rating
Running Baseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Full RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty RatingBaseball 2015 Empty Rating

Music

Theme songs

ⓘTheme song, used from 1997-2000

ⓘTheme song, used from 2001-2003

Trivia

  • Pablo Sanchez doesn't speak English.
    • Or so it seems. Pablo does actually have lines that reveal he speaks near-perfect English, mentioning he learned Spanish while in school.
      • This was a joking line by the developers, because they couldn't find a native Spanish speaker to voice him, as Dex Manley only learned a bit of Spanish in school.
  • Pablo's theme song is a remix of the Spanish paso doble song "España cañí". Although the other characters' theme songs were replaced in Backyard Baseball 2005, Pablo kept his theme until Backyard Football 2006.
  • In Backyard Skateboarding, Pablo mentions in Spanish he doesn't know why his nickname is "Secret Weapon".
    • In an interview with the creators of Backyard Baseball, design lead Mark Peyser stated that Pablo's nickname was inspired by the 1976 film Bad News Bears. Pablo is short and unassuming with his pot belly, and at first glance doesn't seem to be much of a baseball player. Hence, he's the "Secret Weapon". However, once the skills of each player were revealed and it was apparent that Pablo's skills were no secret, Peyser commented, "OK, well, that whole secret thing was a dumb idea".[1]
  • As acknowledged in Basketball 2004, basketball is the only sport where Pablo has a weakness. His height makes it difficult for him to play center.
  • During the 2007-2010 era, Pablo doesn't speak Spanish like he does in the classic era. He speaks Spanish again in the mobile games, starting with Backyard Sports Baseball 2015.
  • Pablo, Tony, and the Webber twins are the only four Backyard Kids to appear in every game, although Pablo is the only character to be playable in every game.

Gallery

Sprites

References

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