Tip for better hitting
For Power: Stand back a bit from the plate. You get more power if you can hit
the ball with the barrel of the bat. Stand back in the batter's box to give
yourself more time to size up the movement and speed of the pitch. My best
home run: 603 feet in 3Com park using Mark McGwire (I had a good tailwind).
For Hits: Don't use your power swing if you've got 2 strikes!! You won't be
able to check your swing if the ball drifts out of the strike zone. You have
more control over your hits using a normal swing. Use it to get on base. Go
for line drives and grounders. You won't get home runs, but you won't fly out
as often either. If your player is fast, try to bunt for a base hit. Remember
to press the sprint button quickly on any close plays!!!
Tripling your PC - Play
When on D, always keep an eye out on the player indicator when playing against
another user. If (s)he switches control from batter to the base runner, you
know something is up, and there may be an attempted steal.
When Batting, Putting the game in Medium batting view will allow you to track
the curve of a pitch easier. Don't forget that a power hit is accomplished by
hitting your Button 1 and Up at the same time. However, this may open you up
to a pop fly, so make sure your batter is capable of smacking one over the
If you need to take a few bases, use a power swing (square) and once the pitch
is thrown press on the down arrow and hit a wild grounder past everyone or if
you use a power swinger, you can try and bounce a few over the other teams
For a view of Toronto's CN tower, go to Home Run DerbyTM and choose the
Skydome in stadium select. Hit a popfly straight up to the right hand side of
first base. It's a waste of balls, but you should always take time out for
If you find that the computer is hitting too many home runs off you and
scoring a lot, try throwing a lot of changeups (using the X-button + D-Pad Up
and a little bit of D-Pad Up aftertouch). The computer will still get the odd
hit, but should not be able to hit home runs against you.
When you're pitching against someone in a two player game, throw a lot of
inside stuff; most people will get suckered. And just for fun, when you're
throwing for the third strike, slide the pitcher all the way over to the
batter's side, then throw a pitch-out. I guarantee they'll go for it. Good for
If you're finding that you're not getting a lot of base hits, try hitting the
ball (pressing the D-Pad) in the opposite direction. Chances are, you'll find
a lot more of the holes through the infield for base hits.
Home Field Advantages For a hitter's park, select Wrigley Stadium. The
southwestern wind can turn your routine fly-ball outs into home runs. For
those who like to pitch, consider Tiger Stadium; it has the deepest outfield.
But be aware of the left-handed power hitters, it has a short right field