1971, Sports Illustrated Baseball in blue box with silver "foil" image:
Charts (based on 1970 season) were tri-fold full color:
1972, Change to a long box:
Charts (based on 1971 season) changed to single-leaf format:
1973, Still published by Sports Illustrated/Time, though name changed to Pennant Race
Charts (based on 1972 season) changed to monochrome perforated cards, necessitating a different board to line up chart results with dice-roll numbers:
1973, Also released All-Time All-Star Baseball edition. Box was a red version of the old small blue-box (no picture in database at this time). Update: Another box was used for selling the All-Time All-Star edition (seen on eBay). It was the long box version and the cover showed an image of (presumably) Ruth hitting a home run with the catcher in a half-squat behind him. It may very well be the same image that was cropped for the bookcase box cover below.
All-Time All-Star Baseball charts were very similar in format to the 1972 ('71 season) charts:
1974, Still published by Sports Illustrated/Time, the seasonal baseball line was disbanded (no charts based on 1973 season), and the All-Time All-Star game was revamped to include only 96 players on monochrome perforated cards (similar to the 1973 seasonal game revamping). The name was changed to Superstar Baseball.
Superstar Baseball was originally released in a long box format:
Avalon Hill purchased the games from Sports Illustrated in 1978 (?) and there are two editions in bookcase format from Avalon Hill. While it is certain that the card mix between the Sports Illustrated long box Superstar and the Avalon Hill blue-box Superstar are minutely different (one or two different players), it is unclear whether the edition in between is different from the blue-box edition.
1978 Avalon Hill "Ruth" edition:
1978 Avalon Hill "Blue Box" edition:
Often, Avalon Hill would repackage existing stock from a company (e.g. the Ruth cover) and later revamp the game contents, sometimes changing the box art again, which could explain two different boxes from AH, each with a 1978 copyright. The Blue box version is in fact from the late 1980's-early 1990's. Avalon Hill ended their relationship with Sports Illustrated in the late 1980's so they were forced to drop the "Sports Illustrated" moniker from all their games and also changed the box art at that time.
1983, Avalon Hill issued 48 additional players (projected future superstars playing at the time). This had no packaging of its own, but was simply an additional set of cards with a blue info sheet:
The game officially went out of print, but has had many "home grown" versions available from fans. At least one was packaged and sold as a complete game, starting in 2004, named Ultimate All-Time All-Star Baseball: