_ _ ______ ______ _ _ _ _ ______ __ ______ // // /__ __/ /_____/ // // // // /_____/ / ) /__ __/ //___// // // ___ //___// //___// //___ /__ ) // /____ / // // /_ / /____ / /____ / /____/ // )) // // // __//__ //___// // // // // //_____ //___)) // // // /_____//_____/ // // // // /______/ // )) // M a j o r L e a g u e B a s e b a l l 2 0 0 4 ******************************************************************************* High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 PS2 Full Strategy Guide Document Written By: MaddenandGTA3 Current Version: v0.25 Last Update: 5/1/2003 <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> < Table of Contents > <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> I. Intro 1. Intro 2. Game Controls (For those who don't have an Instruction Book handy) a. Pitching b. Batting c. Baserunning d. Fielding e. Throwing 3. Game Modes II. Roster Stuff 1. Default Rosters and Stats 2. Top Teams 3. Top Players 4. Current Rosters and How to Achieve Them III. Strategies 1. Pitching 2. Other Strategies IV. FAQs V. FAQ Stuff 1. Credits 2. Version Data 3. Contact Info and Legal Stuff ******************************************************************************* I. Intro 1. Intro Welcome to my first FAQ! And what a game to start on! In my opinion, the best Baseball Sim on the market yet! I decided to write this FAQ because there has not been a High Heat FAQ yet, and on the Boards, there seems to be some questions that should be tended to. Such as player updates. Which happens to not be done as of now... ******************************************************************************* 2. Game Controls Here is what each button will be written as throughout the FAQ; X Button= X Square Button= S Circle Button= O Triangle Button= T R1 Shoulder= R1 R2 Shoulder= R2 L1 Shoulder= L1 L2 Shoulder= L2 D-Pad or analog Up=U " " " " Down= D " " " " Left= L " " " " Right= R R3= R3 L3= L3 Start= Start Select= Select a. Pitching Pitch Selection- Select Pitch Type= X,S,O,T,R1,R2 Align Infield= Directional Button OR Left analog stick, and L1 (Hold Direction First) Align Outfield= Same as above, except use L2 instead of L1 Pitch Legend On/Off= Select Move Pitcher on Mound= Same as Align Infield, except use R2 instead of L1 (Tip: Make sure you Hold Direction First, or you will end up choosing your pitchers 6th pitch!) Pitch Delivery- Pitch a Strike= X and Direction Buttons OR Left analog stick (Directional and Analog are for Location of Strike) Pitch a Ball= O and Direction Buttons OR Left analog stick (Directional and Analog are for Location of Ball) Brushback pitch= R1 and X Pitchout= S b. Batting During Pitch Selection- Guess= L2 (Hold down before the other's Pitch Selection Screen disappears) and X,S,O,T,R1,R2 Square to Bunt= T and Direction Button During Pitch Delivery- Swing= X and Direction Button Bunt= T and Direction Button c. Baserunning Lead= L1 Button Retreat Lead= L2 Button Advance= S Retreat= O Stop= T d. Fielding Move Active Fielder= Directional Buttons Jump= X Dive= X and Directional Button Change Active Fielder= T e. Throwing Throw to First= O Throw to Second= T Throw to Third= S Throw to Home= X Throw to Relay Man= R1 Cut Off Throw= O,T,X,or S (After Throw Begins) Run to Base= L1 Run toward Runner= L2 Catcher pickoff= L1 and S or O ******************************************************************************* 3. Game Modes Exhibition- Play a single game using any of the 30 regular MLB or two All-Star teams. Career Modes- Single Season Mode- Win the Series now! Franchise- Play multiple seasons with a budget. Career Mode- Play multiple seasons without worrying about the budget. Two on Two Showdown- Pitcher vs. Batter. Thats it. One inning of hardcore, man to man baseball. Playoffs- Dont worry about your bad team you like. Jump miraculously into the Playoffs. Home Run Derby- Its all about the long ball, baby! All-Star Game- A collection of the todays finest going head to head. Batting Practice- Exactly what it says. ******************************************************************************* II. Roster Stuff This section deals with the default rosters, roster updates, how to make the current rosters, and top teams and players. Easily the hardest section to make in the FAQ. *NOTE*- OvO means Overall Offense, which is comprised of only Hit average, Power, and Running, not Eye, while OvD(Overall Defense)is comprised of Arm, Fld, Run, while OvA is comprised of the average of the two overalls. Eye is not used because you will be controling when your players swing the bat. For Pitchers, OvP is the number from Arm, Con, and Stf, not End, because End does not necesarily show how good a pitcher is, like in the case of a closer. These 4 statistics are made up entirely by me to give you a better idea of how a player is on the whole.* 1. Default Rosters and Stats <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Orioles 69 OvO OvD OvA OvP 61 65 63 74 Starters on Righty Pitcher with DH Player Name B/T Pos Hit Pow Eye Arm Fld Run OvO OvD OvA Jerry Hairston Jr. R-R 2B 48 52 75 69 92 94 65 85 75 Gary Matthews Jr. S-R CF 52 61 80 84 94 84 66 87 77 David Segui S-L 1B 83 75 77 52 54 49 69 52 61 Tony Batista R-R 3B 56 79 64 63 75 69 68 70 69 Jay Gibbons L-L RF 50 80 77 47 58 47 59 51 55 Marty Cordova R-R DH 62 68 65 54 68 47 59 56 58 Melvin Mora R-R LF 47 61 72 54 62 78 62 65 64 Geronimo Gil R-R C 44 51 61 80 87 43 46 70 58 Deivi Cruz R-R SS 68 62 69 69 89 49 60 69 65 Bench Player Name B/T Pos Hit Pow Eye Arm Fld Run OvO OvD OvA Jeff Conine R-R 1B 68 63 74 54 49 58 63 54 59 Brook Fordyce R-R C 49 56 66 47 68 51 52 55 54 Chris Richard L-L LF 63 78 71 52 69 60 67 60 64 Brian Roberts S-R 2B 56 50 74 58 79 89 65 75 70 Average for Team 57 64 71 60 73 63 61 65 63 Pitching Staff Player Name T Pos Arm Con End Stf OvP Rodrigo Lopez R SP 79 92 94 61 77 Sidney Ponson R SP 86 95 94 54 78 Omar Daal L SP 39 91 91 50 60 Jason Johnson R SP 79 90 94 53 74 Pat Hentgen R SP 54 91 91 44 63 Rick Bauer R RP 86 89 54 50 75 Travis Priskill R RP 64 92 86 45 67 Scott Erickson R RP 86 90 91 55 77 Buddy Groom L RP 75 84 38 70 76 Willis Roberts R RP 86 89 54 54 76 BJ Ryan L RP 86 79 38 71 77 Jorge Julio R CP 93 92 38 74 86 Average for Team 76 90 69 57 74 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Red Sox 73 OvO OvD OvA OvP 62 71 67 78 Starters on Righty Pitcher with DH Player Name B/T Pos Hit Pow Eye Arm Fld Run OvO OvD OvA Johnny Damon L-L CF 60 61 84 47 97 96 72 80 76 Todd Walker L-R 2B 69 64 78 58 89 63 65 70 68 Nomar Garciaparra R-R SS 81 81 78 84 89 76 79 83 81 Manny Ramirez R-R LF 77 92 78 58 78 34 68 57 63 Jeremy Giambi L-L 1B 59 70 85 58 62 38 56 53 55 Jason Varitek S-R C 52 63 75 80 69 57 57 69 63 Mike Kamuela R-R DH 45 53 69 58 63 63 54 61 58 Trot Nixon L-L RF 59 81 81 87 93 62 67 81 74 Shea Hillenbrand R-R 3B 65 68 64 80 75 66 66 74 70 Bench Player Name B/T Pos Hit Pow Eye Arm Fld Run OvO OvD OvA Bob Franklin R-R 2B 51 60 69 69 89 72 61 77 69 Doug Mirabelli R-R C 10 50 74 69 69 47 36 62 49 Adrian Brown S-R CF 60 55 79 76 95 80 65 84 75 Damian Jackson R-R 2B 45 54 62 58 87 80 60 75 68 Freddy Sanchez R-R 2B 58 51 69 80 85 58 56 74 65 Average for Team 57 65 75 69 81 64 62 71 67 Pitching Staff Player Name T Pos Arm Con End Stf OvP Pedro Martinez R SP 86 94 98 98 93 Tim Wakefield R SP 10 91 76 73 58 Derek Lowe R SP 75 96 87 74 82 Casey Fossum L SP 79 92 90 70 80 John Burkett R SP 50 93 94 65 69 Bob Howry R RP 75 91 38 69 78 Frank Castillo R RP 54 96 90 64 71 Mike Timlin R RP 86 95 38 63 81 Ramiro Mendoza R RP 79 96 90 58 78 Chad Fox R RP 86 78 38 85 83 Alan Embree L CP 86 93 38 85 88 Average for Team 70 92 71 73 78 ******************************************************************************* 2. Top Teams Top teams in each rating category average will be placed here. ******************************************************************************* 3. Top Players Top players in each rating category will be placed here. ******************************************************************************* III. Strategies 1. Pitching Any pitching strategies that I have found, along with any sent to me(Look at Contact Info so you can send some), will be placed here. ******************************************************************************* 2. Other Strategies Includes things like Rookie Drafting tips, ways to build up your team, etc. ******************************************************************************* IV. FAQs Will try to my fullest to answer any questions that are sent to me, this section will also include any questions on the boards that pop up a lot. ******************************************************************************* V. FAQ Stuff 1. Credits Me of course! My Mom and Dad for my PS2. My grandma for the game. BobJoeJim gave me a bunch of roster changes and other things. 3DO for making this baseball masterpiece. And the instruction book for the Game Controls. 2. Version Data v.0.25 5/1/2003 My first try at ASCII Art! Hey, not bad. Put in Contact Info and Legal Stuff. Put in Table of Contents. Put in Game Control. The real work now begins... 3. Contact Info and Legal Stuff All E-Mail Regarding this FAQ should be sent to jetsboy@aol.com with the subject header "HH2004 FAQ" to make it easier for me to find. Copyright 2003 Justin Dulla This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. 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