Cheats, Codes & FAQs
If you have a PlayStation 2 network adapter you will be able to download current roster updates at various points during the regular season to keep the baseball simulation experience as real as possible.
When playing an away game, hit a homerun and push Left Analog Stick when running the bases to taunt the crowd.
Push R when you are running the bases after hitting a homerun. Your player will blow kisses to the crowd. If you continue pushing R, your player will jump on home plate.
Restore pitcher's energy
Wait until your pitcher has low energy then pause your game. If your pitcher is still on the mound, go to "Save Game and Quit", then save the game. Restart the system, and when you go to the main menu, load the game. When you finish loading, it should automatically take you back to the game, and it should show your pitcher on the mound with the full green energy bar.
Use this trick to do a slide step. When your pitcher is in the stretch, select a pitch, and before you press Pitch, hold the Left Analog-stick.
See your player's energy in franchise mode
At the main menu in franchise mode, go to GM OFFICE, then ROSTER MANAGEMENT, then DISABLED LIST. Push X and look through your players to see which ones are tired (except pitchers). If a starting player is tired, you should bench and rest him for one game.
When a pitcher throws a fastball low and inside, you can push your analog stick down and away so you can effectively hit that pitch more often. This works for a variety of pitches at a variety of locations. By pushing the analog stick in another direction compared to the pitch you can change the type of hit a player will get (ground ball, fly ball, foul, etc).
CPU Controlled Outfielders
Under normal and high difficulties make sure you remember the CPU has guns in the outfield. Stretching a single into a double or a double into a triple will not be likely no matter who's in the outfield. This is because outfielders controlled by the computer tend to get to the ball faster and have more accurate arms then player controlled outfielders.
Using points earned during regular games you can purchase specific player cards. These cards can unlock one of 24 extra teams (All-star, Negro League, and Legends teams), 110 legendary players, and 45 stadiums. Certain extras such as media clips (history of baseball) and bonus options can also be unlocked with a purchase of a relevant player card.