MVP Baseball 2003

Strategy Guide

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Homerun hitter

At the main menu, go to "Rosters" to create a player. Enter "Erik Kiss" as a name. He will hit a homerun every time the ball is hit.

More broken bats

At the main menu, go to "Rosters" to create a player. Enter "Keegn Patersn", "Jacob Patersn", or "Ziggy Patersn" as a name.

16:9 anamorphic view

Hold L + R over three seconds, then press Left to change the view to widescreen anamorphic format. Press Right to return to normal.

Easy strikeouts

Once you get two strikes on a batter, always throw a low inside curveball or slider. You will almost always get a strikeout. Additionally, get two strikes on a batter. This is easiest done with a curveball. Then, throw a cutter high and away (outside the zone). The batter will swing and miss for strike three. This only works with right-handed pitchers against right-handed batters. If the batter does not swing, use a low and inside curveball to finish him off.

Easy homeruns

When controlling a right handed batter, point the Left Analog-stick to opposite field (right field). Swing for an increased chance of getting a homerun over the right field fence.

Easy homeruns at Fenway

If you have a big hitter such as Manny or Vlad, hold the Left Analog-stick diagonally towards the Green Monster. This will make almost every inside pitch or icon in the hot spot go over the wall for a homerun.

Perfect game

Use Barry Zito or create a player that has a good slider and curveball. Throw the slider two times to the opposite side that the pitcher throws. For example, Zito is left-handed, so throw it to the right side (inside of a left-handed batter). This will cause the batter to think it is either to the inside or to the outside. The pitch must be at the edge of the strike zone. After that, throw a curveball in the upper inside or outside corner. He should strike out, pop out, or ground out.

Trades

In season mode, the CPU will accept all your trades (at least in rookie mode). You can trade players that you do not use a lot for other players on other teams that are very good. For example it is possible to trade Marcus Thames to the Diamondbacks for Randy Johnson.

Milestones

Batting Milestones

    Hit over 73 HRs in a season (individual player)
    Hit over 60 HRs in a season (individual player)
    Have 40 HRs and 40 SBs with one player in a season
    Hit over 274 Team HRs in a season
    Win over 116 games in the regular season
    Hit over 36 triples in a season (individual player)
    Hit over 30 triples in a season (individual player)
    Batting Average over .426 in a season (individual player)
    Batting Average over .400 in a season (individual player)
    Steal over 130 bases in a season (individual player)
    Steal over 100 bases in a season (individual player)
    Hit over 67 doubles in a season (individual player)
    Hit over 60 doubles in a season (individual player)
    Get over 257 hits in a season (individual player)
    Get over 200 hits in a season (individual player)
    Score over 177 runs in a season (individual player)
    Score over 120 runs in a season (individual player)
    Slugging over .700 in a season (individual player)
    Slugging over .863 in a season (individual player)
    Record over 191 RBIs in a season (individual player)
    Record over 150 RBIs in a season (individual player)
    Walk over 150 times in a season (individual player)
    Walk over 198 times in a season (individual player)
    Achieve over 400 TB in a season (individual player)
    Achieve over 457 TB in a season (individual player)

Pitching Milestones

    Win 30 games with a pitcher
    Win over 41 games with a pitcher
    Have a season ERA less than 2.00 (individual player)
    Record over 50 saves in a season (individual player)
    Record over 57 saves in a season (individual player)
    Record over 300 Ks in a season (individual player)
    Record over 383 Ks in a season (individual player)
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