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Various Cheats and Hints
EA Dream team
Select the "Single Game" option from the main menu. Press [[Left], [Right]] six times at the team selection screen. The phrase "Triple Play Baseball" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry. Alternately, hold [L1] + [R1] and press [Left], [Right]x3, [X] at the team selection screen. To use the EA Dream Team in big league challenge mode, select the "Big League Challenge" option from the main menu. Then, hold [Up] + [L1] + [R1] at the team selection screen. The phrase "Triple Play Baseball" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry.
Enter one of the following codes during game play for the corresponding announcement.
Hold [L1] + [L2] + [R1] + [R2] and press [Up], [Triangle], [Right], [Circle].
Hold [L1] + [L2] + [R1] + [R2] and press [Down], [X], [Right], [Circle].
Hold [L1] + [L2] + [R1] + [R2] and press [X], [Down], [Triangle], [Up].
Additional batter information
Hold [L1] + [L2] + [R1] + [R2] and press [Left], [Square], [Up], [Triangle]. Note: This only effects some players.
Hit a ground rule double in season mode. Alternately, hit two inside the park homeruns in a season. Note: It is easier to get a ground rule double at Veterans Stadium due to its rubbery turf.
Win ten consecutive games in season mode. Alternately, win a game by three or more runs at Win by three or more runs in Pacific Bell Park, Kauffman Stadium, Edison International Field, or Coors Field.
Throw forty-five consecutive shutouts in season mode. The stadium is in Hawaii, with the Spearfish team.
Hit a homerun with a pitcher in season mode to unlock Babe Ruth as a free agent.
To unlock Babe Ruth easily, create a pitcher (such as a reliever) with 100 power, contact, and control. Play in the NL, and bring him on, and just go for homeruns.
Another way to do this is to play a game in two player mode and have your opponent allow you to hit an in the park home run with a pitcher. This can also be used to unlock other players that have a homerun requirement.
Throw ten consecutive strike outs or pitch a shutout in season mode to unlock Cy Young as free agent.
Throw three consecutive strike outs or in a single game in season mode to unlock Satchel Paige as a free agent. Alternately, throw one hundred and fifty strike outs in a season.
Satchel Paige's change-up with either one bar, or a full bar is absolutely lethal. The batters always swing too early, or hit it foul. His fastball is about 85% effective if you go full bar, and up and in.
Cy Young and Satchel Paige
Throw a shut out in season mode and both will be a free agents. Note: You have to throw two shutouts to get both of them.
Get a triple play in season mode to unlock Eddie Matthews as a free agent. Alternately, win the home run title with player with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hit a homerun while batting left-handed and right-handed with a switch hitting batter in a single game in season mode to unlock Eddie Murray as a free agent.
Get six double plays in one game in season mode to unlock Ernie Banks as a free agent.
Leadoff a game with back-to-back homeruns to unlock Frank Robinson as a free agent. Alternately, win the National League triple crown.
Hit four consecutive homeruns or four total homeruns in a single game in season mode to unlock Hank Aaron as a free agent.
Hit three homeruns over 500 feet in season mode to unlock Harmon Killebrew as a free agent. Alternately, get a triple play and two double plays in single game mode or season mode.
Steal second base and third base with the same player in a single game in season mode to unlock Jackie Robinson as a free agent. Alternately, steal home in a post-season game.
Hit a ground rule double in season mode to unlock Jimmie Foxx as a free agent. Alternately, hit the foul pole while batting or get 8 RBIs by one player in a game.
Hit a single, double, triple, and homerun in a single game in season mode to unlock Lou Gehrig as a free agent.
Hit a home-run with a player that is shorter than 5'7" to unlock Mel Ott as a free agent. Alternately, hit a grand slam during the World Series.
Hit a homerun that travels over 575 feet in season mode to unlock Mickey Mantel as a free agent. Alternately, win the Triple Crown with any American League player.
The easiest way to get Mantle is to play a single game in Space Stadium. The low gravity park almost guarantees at least one 575+ ft. homerun.
Hit two in-the-park homeruns in a single game in season mode to unlock Mike Schmidt as a free agent. Alternately, hit four home runs with the same player in a single game.
Hit an in-the-park homerun in season mode to unlock Reggie Jackson as a free agent. Alternately, hit ten home runs with a team.
Get three double plays in a single game in season mode to unlock Ted Williams as a free agent. Note: This also unlocks the power-up defense.
Hit six consecutive homeruns in a game with the same batter in season mode and unlock Ted Williams as a free agent.
Hit two triples in a single game in season mode to unlock Ty Cobb as a free agent. Alternately, win the World Series as the Detroit Tigers.
Get four diving catches or get a single, homerun, and a diving catch with the same player in a post-season game to unlock Willie Mays as a free agent.
Hit three consecutive homeruns in season mode to unlock Willie McCovey as a free agent. Alternately, win the World Series as the San Francisco Giants.
Hit a homerun with a player that weighs less than 160 pounds.
Hit a homerun with a player that weighs over 250 pounds.
Hit two triples with the same player in a single game in season mode.
Get twelve hits with your team in a single game.
Steal every base in a single game or have one player get three stolen bases in a single game.
Have your team get eight hits in one game.
Win a game by ten or more runs.
Strike out six consecutive times when batting in season mode.
Score four runs in a game with your team.
Score eight runs in a game with your team.
Score twelve runs in a game with your team.
Get sixteen hits with your team in a single game.
Get caught stealing more than twice in one game in season mode.
Get three double plays in a single game in season mode. Note: This also unlocks Ted Williams.
Hit ten homeruns in one regular season game.
Hit ten homeruns in a row without an out) with any player of your choice in big league challenge on extreme (it will increase your power). Then, hit another 10 homeruns in a row and you be able to hit the ball over 1000 feet.
Steal two consecutive bases with the same player in season mode.
Hit two consecutive homeruns in season mode.
Score five runs by the same player.
Strikeout twenty consecutive batters.
Have the same batter get struck out three times in one game.
Hit six homeruns in a game.
Throw six consecutive strike outs in season mode.
Throw nine consecutive strike outs in season mode.
Throw six consecutive strike outs in season mode.
Make a diving catch or an over the wall catch to unlock the big glove.
Make two diving catches in a game.
Make three diving catches in a game.
After you have completed a whole season, playoffs, and win the World Series you will play six extra teams (in order): World All-Stars, Puerto Rican All-Stars, Dominican Republic All-Stars, U.S.A. All-Stars, Legendary All-Stars, and the Triple Play 2001 Dream Team (has big bats and hits homeruns 95% of the time).
Big League Challenge power boost
Hit ten consecutive homeruns in Big League Challenge to get a boost in power, which is noted with a flaming baseball.. With seven more consecutive homeruns, you will receive another boost in power, which is noted by a pulsating bat.
Press [Triangle] or [Square] to hear air horns or [Circle] to hear whistles while running around the bases after hitting a homerun. Note: Set the Sound FX volume to maximum for best results.
Press [Up] + [Square] when batting to hit more homeruns.
Select the Space Stadium in Big League Challenge in one on one or tournament mode. Play as Ken Griffy Jr., Mark Mcguire, or anyone else with over 30 homeruns. While playing swing with [Up] + [X] to hit a 800 foot or more homer almost every time.
Go to the Space Stadium in Big League Challenge Tournament mode and get Hank Aaron. Hold [Square] + [Up] and keep them held after hitting the ball. It takes practice, but if done correctly, the ball should go 900 to 1,000 feet. Note: Try to hit it toward the right field foul pole, but make sure it stays fair.
Use the following trick to strikeout the CPU under any difficulty setting. Throw two strikes, then on the last pitch, throw a fastball or change up high or wide.
Throw two fast screwballs and then a slow fast ball.
Put a pitcher on the mound who can pitch splitfinger fastballs or sinkers. Make the pitcher pitch a high splitfinger fastball or change up. The CPU batter will swing at the ball and miss it about 95 percent of the time.
Easy pop ups
Hold [Up] before pitching a fast ball. The batter will almost always pop it up for a easy catch.
Hold [Down] during any pitch for a grounder to an infielder for easy triple, double and single plays. This works best with the screwball.
Unlock cheats easily
Begin game play in two player mode while using both controllers. Keep hitting homeruns, triples, and more off fastballs by pressing [X]x2 on controller two. Note: Make sure that you include ground ruled doubles and inside the park homeruns. Also, pitch and strikeout the player two in all 27 at bats in the 9 inning game. You can also unlock the codes in single game or exhibition modes.
Defeating the Triple Play 2001 Dream Team and other All-Star teams
Have a pitcher who has a change-up as one of his pitches. Then, throw inside change-ups to every batter.
Pitching as John Smoltz
When pitching John Smoltz, use his curve or slider. Get it up to two blocks and the batters will mostly swing and miss because they break late.
Some numbers can be very lucky for certain players. Just trade the players to teams which have players with the same numbers, create players with the same numbers and sign them to the same team, or sign the players. Some examples are:
Ken Griffey Jr: 33
Fernando Tatis: 26
Mark McGwire: 30
Frank Thomas: 37
Matt Lawton: 60
Juan Gonzalez: 36
Before throwing the first pitch, move the outfield in two "clicks" and over either to the left or right to align the center fielder behind the pitcher. Note: The center fielder should not be all the way up (at second base). If that happens, move him back one click. Most of the time, with any line drive or normal base hit to the outfield, you can throw the runner out at first base by using a "power throw". This works especially well with the "Powerup Defense". There is also still time to get back to the wall if he hits a long fly.
Increase chances of a hit
When hitting, do not hold down the D-Pad. Press [X] and you will get a better chance at a hit. Wait long enough and press [X] and you will sometimes get a double down the right field line. When doing this and pressing [Square], you can get a double more easily and at times even a home run.
Keep stealing to unlock the Fast Players and Power-Up Speed bonuses. Use both of them and you can bunt for easy hits. By the time pitcher picks up ball your batter will be at first. If he tosses to first base, start for second base and you will reach it before the first baseman throws the ball. If you want to make hits, just hit into the outfield and you will get triples and homeruns. Then, use the suicide squeeze to bring your baserunner home. Note: Stealing home before pitch makes it to the plate will also unlock Jackie Robinson.
Earn or purchase Satchel Paige (recommended) or Cy Young and have them start the game. If you have Paige, throw a screwball. If you have Young, throw a slider. After selecting the pitch, hold [Up] + [X] until the pitch meter reaches three bars. 95% of the time, the slider will catch them looking. 99.9% of the time, the screwball will get the job done.
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