MVP Baseball 2004

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Big hitter

Select the "Create A Player" option. Create a player and enter "keegan paterson", "jacob paterson", or "isaiah paterson" as a case-sensitive name. The player will have a very large bat. He will hit a home run or a hard line drive every time you make contact, no matter what his stats.

Huge cap

Select the "Create A Player" option. Create a player and enter "john prosen" as a case-sensitive name.

Bad hitter

Select the "Create A Player" option. Create a player and enter "erik kiss" as a case-sensitive name. The player will have a skinny bat that will break every time and send a little dribbler to the pitcher for a sure out. Also, you cannot bunt with him; it will just go foul.

Change music

Press R3 to change the music.

Move EA Trax window

To move the EA Trax window around the screen, move the Right Analog-stick when the white song introduction window appears.

Infinite MVP points

Reach a desired level of MVP points to spend on a player, stadium, or throwback jersey. Use them to unlock a bonus, then save your roster. Do not save your profile. Instead, reload your profile. Your MVP points will be at their pre-purchase amount. Use them to continue buying as many other bonuses as desired.

Start a dynasty with a team that can make the playoffs (for example, the Yankees). Simulate all the way to the last series, then save the dynasty. Then, simulate to the playoffs then advance to the playoffs. Save your profile (not dynasty). Exit the dynasty and you should have between 5,000 to 10,000 MVP points. Do the same thing as many times as desired to unlock everything.

Select dynasty mode and choose the Yankees. Turn off injuries, trades, rain outs, and budget. Set the difficulty on MVP. Simulate to the last game of each month. On that game, choose to simulate it (not quick sim; choose "Play" then "Sim"). Stop the simulation at the top of the ninth inning and choose to manage the remainder of the game. Do this for every month for the rest of the season. When the season ends, and you see "Advance To Playoffs", save the dynasty. Then, choose "Advance To Playoffs". Each time it will show your points earned.(about 13,000 to 17,000). Do not save after this. Exit dynasty mode, then keep re-entering and choosing "Advance To Playoffs". Each time you do this, you will get that same MVP point amount put into your profile.

Note: This trick requires multiple memory cards. Once you reach the desired amount of MVP points (5,000 recommend), save your profile to multiple memory cards. You may now choose an unlockable for each profile. You will have as many MVP points on each one as you did at the start. You can use these points to unlock whatever you desire. Note: If you unlock a player, immediately go to "Team Management" then to "Free Agents". The player should be on the list. Assign him to whatever team you want (you do not have to sign him). Do this with each profile. When you are done, you can start a dynasty and all players will be on the teams you assigned them to.

Start a franchise then simulate the whole season. Pick a good team for more points (Giants, Yankees, Marlins, etc.). You should get about 7,000 or 8,000 points, and more if you make the playoffs.

First, start a dynasty and choose any team. Turn off all the trade rules and the budget. Then, go to trade players and trade away all the bad players for the best players for all three of your teams so they will all win. Do not forget to get the good players out of the free agents. Sim all the way to the end of the season. At the end you should have about 13,000 to 15,000 points. Then, continue through the playoffs. If your teams win every series, you should get about 900 more points. Continue to do this as many times as desired, and you should get about the same amount every time.

Enter a Home Run Showdown or a Pitcher Showdown. Select the opponent that you are supposed to defeat for points, and set their difficulty on MVP. As soon as the game loads, go into "Game Options" and switch the difficulty to any desired setting. As soon as you defeat the player, you will receive 200 MVP points (which is how many you normally get for playing under the MVP difficulty level). This also works for your dynasty as you go game by game.

Pitcher stamina and readiness

When you visit the mound, the pitcher's stamina may go up, depending on his reaction. If he has a positive reaction to the mound visit, the stamina will go up. If he has a negative reaction, it will go down. He can also have no reaction. If you have a pitcher warming up, his readiness will go up.

Cheap perfect player

Create a player with all desired information. Leave his attributes exactly as is. Then, go to "Free Agents". Sign that player to a long cheap contract. Then, go to create/edit again and change the player's attributes to make him perfect.

Barry Bonds

Go to "Edit Player" and select Jon Dowd of the San Francisco Giants. Change his number and name to Barry Bonds #25. His name will be annoucned when he comes to the plate for San Francisco, and all of his statistics are already in the game as "Jon Dowd".

Get any player

To get any player on your team in dynasty mode, create an outfielder with the best stats. Sign him as cheap as you can for one year. You can trade him for any player (for example A-Rod, Mark Prior, etc.)

MVP points

After completing various goals, you will get a message stating that you have earned MVP Points. Enter the "MVP Rewards Checklist" screen in "My MVP" to check how many points you have earned, and how many are needed to unlock the various bonuses. You will earn twice as many MVP Points on the Pro difficulty setting, three times as many on the All-Star difficulty setting, and four times as many on the MVP difficulty setting. Also, MVP points are not awarded when games are simulated. The classic players that are unlocked will begin at age 30 and will age and retire like other players.

MVP point bonuses

The following bonuses can be unlocked with the indicated number of MVP points:

Stadiums

    Crosley Field: 2500
    Astrodome: 2500
    Tiger Stadium: 3000
    Griffith Stadium: 3000
    Shibe Park Stadium: 4000
    Sportman's Park: 4000
    The Polo Grounds: 5000
    Forbes Field: 5000

Throwback jerseys

    Anaheim Angels 1986: 250
    Atlanta Braves 1974: 500
    Baltimore Orioles 1971: 500
    Boston Red Sox 1903: 1000
    Brooklyn Dodgers 1941: 750
    Chicago Cubs 1954: 750
    Chicago White (Black) Sox 1919: 1000
    Chicago White Sox 1983: 350
    Cincinatti Reds 1970: 500
    Cleveland Indians 1975: 500
    Detroit Tigers 1906: 750
    Houston Astros 1986: 250
    Kansas City Royals 1985: 250
    Milwaukee Brewers 1982: 250
    Minnesota Twins 1977: 500
    Montreal Expos 1981: 350
    New York Giants 1954: 750
    New York Mets 1986: 350
    New York Yankees 1927: 1000
    Oakland Athletics 1972: 500
    Philadelphia Athletics 1921: 1000
    Philadelphia Phillies 1980: 500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 1916: 750
    Pittsburgh Pirates 1979: 500
    San Diego Padres 1984: 350
    Seattle Mariners 1981: 350
    St. Louis Cardinals 1934: 750
    Texas Rangers 1976: 500
    Toronto Blue Jays 1992: 250
    Washington Senators 1913: 1000

Players

    Al Kaline: 2500
    Babe Ruth: 5000
    Billy Williams: 2500
    Bob Feller: 3500
    Bob Gibson: 4500
    Bob Lemon: 3000
    Brooks Robinson: 3500
    Catfish Hunter: 3000
    Cy Young: 4500
    Early Wynn: 3500
    Eddie Mathews: 4000
    Ferguson Jenkins: 2500
    Gaylord Perry: 3500
    Hal Newhouser: 2500
    Harmon Killebrew: 3500
    Honus Wagner: 4500
    Hoyt Wilhelm: 3000
    Jackie Robinson: 5000
    Jim Palmer: 4000
    Jimmie Foxx: 4000
    Joe Morgan: 4000
    Juan Marichal: 3500
    Larry Doby: 3000
    Lou Brock: 3000
    Lou Gehrig: 4500
    Luis Apraricio: 3000
    Mel Ott: 3500
    Mike Schmidt: 4000
    Nolan Ryan: 4500
    Orlando Cepeda: 3500
    Pee Wee Reese: 3500
    Phil Niekro: 2500
    Phil Rizzuto: 3000
    Ralph Kiner: 2500
    Reggie Jackson: 4500
    Richie Ashburn: 2500
    Robin Roberts: 2500
    Robin Yount: 4000
    Rod Carew: 3500
    Rollie Fingers: 3500
    Roy Campanella: 4500
    Satchel Paige: 4500
    Sparky Anderson: 4500
    Tom Seaver: 4000
    Tommy Lasorda: 4500
    Ty Cobb: 5000
    Walter Johnson: 4500
    Warren Spahn: 4000
    Whitey Ford: 3500
    Willie McCovey: 4500
    Willie Stargell: 4000
    Yogi Berra: 4500
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