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MLB 2000



        
             MLB 2000
        Instruction Manual
      written               by        HrLeader4@aol.com




Table of Contents
PlayStation Setup - 2
Memory Card/Saving Data - 3
Game Controls - 4
Pregame Setup - 8
Rosters - 8
Trade Players - 8
Create Player - 9
Draft - 10
Free Agent - 10
Memory Card - 11
Game Selection - 12
Exhibition - 12
User Records - 13
Lineup - 14
Options - 15
All Star Game - 18
Season - 18
General Manager - 20
Farm System - 21
Playoffs - 23
Spring Training - 25
Homerun Derby - 27
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PlayStation Setup
Set up your PlayStation game console according to the instructions in its 
instruction manual. Make sure the power is off before inserting or removing a 
compact disc. Insert the MLB 2000 disc and close the disc cover. Insert game 
controllers and turn on the PlayStation game console. Follow on-screen 
instructions to start a game.
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Memory Card/Saving Data
You must insert your MEMORY CARD before you save or load a Season, Playoff, 
or a file. MLB 2000 saves user-defined options and all data for a Season, 
Playoff, Roster Change, or Created Player. Six blocks of memory must be 
available on your MEMORY CARD in order to save all MLB 2000 data. If you 
don't have a MEMORY CARD, all MLB 2000 data will be lost after turning off 
your PlayStation game console.
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Game Controls (Pages 4-7)
Batting:
Swing - X
Hit for average/Hit for power - Square
Bunt - O
Move batter in box - R2 + D-Pad
Open/Close stance - R2 + L1/L2
Center bat cursor - SELECT button
Move bat cursor - D-Pad
Pause - START button
Batting With The Bat Cursor Set To Off:
Hit fly ball/Hit ground ball - D-Pad Up/Down
Hit to the left side/Hit to the right side - D-Pad Left/Right
Total Control Batting:
Before the ball is pitched:
-Press L2 + D-Pad to guess a pitch location.
-Press L2 + O, Triangle, Square, or X to guess a pitch type.
Note: When L2 is held, the batter or pitcher are unable to perform.
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If you guess the pitch location, a flashing yellow and red Lock-on indicator 
will appear, giving you a better chance at making pure contact with the ball.
Pitch Type - Correct guess-Bigger batting cursor
                            Incorrect guess-Smaller batting cursor
Pitch Location - Correct guess-Yellow Lock-on indicator appears
                                     Incorrect guess-Smaller batting cursor
Type + Location - Correct guess-Lock-on indicator blinks rapidly + extra power
                                          Incorrect guess-Smallest batting 
cursor
Pitch History Box:
Before a pitch is thrown, press and hold L2 to display the pitch locations, 
number of pitches and pitch types previously thrown to the batter. Until the 
first pitch is thrown in a new at-bat, the Pitch History Box will display the 
pitches thrown during the last at-bat.
Base Running:
Hit & Run/Steal with lead runner - Triangle
Steal with any runner - Triangle + D-Pad
Lead-off/Back to base - L1/R1
Return all runners - O
Return specific runner - X + D-Pad
Advance all runners - Square
Speed burst - R1
Stop runners - R2
Head-first manual slide - L1
Feet-first manual slide - L2
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Fielding:
Move fielder - D-Pad
Jump/Throw to 2nd base - Triangle
Speed burst/Throw to 1st base - O
Dive/Throw Home - X
Change fielder (without ball)/Throw to 3rd base - Square
Special throws and catches - Press and hold L2
Throw from knees/Dive catch - In a dive, press base button
Rob a Home Run - When near the wall, press Triangle
Throw to cut-off man - R1
Total Control Fielding:
Press and hold L2 when a ground ball approaches a fielder. Total Control 
Fielding will automatically cause your fielder to make a special catch (e.g., 
bare-handed grab) and throw the ball to the appropriate base.
989 Sports' Tip: Press O on defense for a burst of speed to get to the ball 
quickly.
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Pitching: 
Select pitch type - O, X, Square, or Triangle
Pitch ball - X
Adjust pitch location - D-Pad
Adjust view - SELECT button
989 Sports' Tips:
When playing against the computer, vary your pitch type, location and speed 
on every pitch to keep the batter guessing.

Also, hold the pitch button longer for more pitch speed. Be aware that this 
will use up more of a pitcher's energy and stamina.
Pick Off:
After selecting a pitch, pick off base runners using the following controls:
Pick off to 1st, 2nd, 3rd - O, Triangle, Square
Adjust infielders, outfielders - R1, R2
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Pregame Setup (Pages 8 to top of page 11)
Rosters:
Use Rosters to make changes to a team's personel. You can create position 
players and pitchers and add them to team rosters or set up trades of 
individual players and Free Agents.
Note: Any change to your roster will alter your team's lineup. Be sure to 
check your lineup after a roster move to reconcile any changes to it.
Trade Players:
Trade for a player that can help bring your team to the next level. Trading 
players can be done on a one-for-one basis or by equalling the trade value of 
selected players from one team by choosing more than one player from another 
team.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select the team from which you would like to make a 
trade.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select the player(s) to be traded and press X to mark him. 
View his trade value below each team's roster.
-Press Square to switch sides and select another team for the trade.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select the team to which you would like to trade.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player(s) to trade for and press X to mark him.
-Press O to make the trade and then press X to complete the transaction.
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Create Player:
Create the ultimate baseball player. You not only can setup a player's 
athletic ability, but his physical makeup as well. A created player enters 
the Free Agent pool where he then can be picked up in a trade. You can create 
up to 24 players. There is 236 points to distribute among your player's 
categories.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select a player.
-D-Pad Up/Down from the Name categories to highlight a name option.
-Press O to edit the name and bring up the alphanumeric chart.
-Use the D-Pad to highlight a letter or number and press X to enter it. To 
delete a letter or number, highlight the back arrow and press X.
-Spell out a name and press Triangle to exit the chart.
-Press Square to enter the player Attributes.
-D-Pad Up/Down to any player attribute then D-Pad Left/Right to make a 
selection.
-Press Square to alter your player's abilities.
Note: At this point, you can press Square to return to the Name category or 
Triangle to return to the Attributes category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose a player ability.
-D-Pad Left/Right to make a selection or to raise/lower the ability levels.
-When altering the physical abilities of your player, you will have 236 
points to distribute among the 7 categories.
Note: When creating a player in Spring Training Mode you will only have 7 
points available.
-Press X to create your prospect and bring up the Trade Rookie screen.
If you are creating a pitching prospect, from the ability categories on the 
right part of the screen:
-Press Square to alter your player's pitching attributes.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose a pitcher attribute.
-D-Pad Left/Right to make a selection or raise/lower the attribute levels of 
your player.
-Press X to create your pitcher and place him into the Free Agent pool.
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Draft:
Players are drafted at 10 pitching positions and 15 fielding positions. You 
can manually draft each position or have the computer hold an auto draft by 
pressing O. The draft will go 25 rounds.
Note: During the draft, you have 60 seconds in Rookie mode, 40 in Veteran 
mode and 20 in All Star mode to make a pick. If the timer expires, the 
computer will draft for you.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select Team 1.
-D-Pad Left/Right then Up/Down to select Team 2.
-To randomly pick teams press O; otherwise, press X to continue. 
-D-Pad Left/Right to designate your controller to a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a salary cap limit and press X to continue.
-Press O to shuffle the draft order.
-Press X to start the draft.
During the draft: 
-D-Pad Left/Right to draft from the different positions.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight an available player and press X to select him.
-Press Square during the draft to review your picks.
-Continue this process until the draft is complete. At any time during the 
draft, press O to have the CPU hold an Auto Draft.
-When the draft is complete, D-Pad Left/Right to view the rosters of each 
team.
-Press X to accept the rosters or Triangle to reject them.
Free Agents:
See Trade Player earlier for more information.
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Player Cards:
View the stats and attributes of each player on the roster. Each roster 
includes 3 minor league players.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select a player.
-Press O to cycle through player stats and attributes.
-D-Pad Up/Down and Left/Right to scroll through the entire list of stats and 
attributes.
Reset Rosters:
Restore all rosters to their original setup.
-Press X to Reset Rosters or Triangle to cancel.
Memory Card
Use the MEMORY CARD to Load, Save and Delete files.
To Load or Delete a file:
-Return to the Main Menu and select MEMORY CARD.
-Select Load or Delete File.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a file to load or delete and press X.
-Press X to Load or Delete the file or Triangle to cancel.
To save a season or playoff game:
-Return to the Main Menu and select MEMORY CARD.
-Select Save File.
-Press X to activate the alphanumeric chart.
-Use the D-Pad to highlight a letter or number and press X to enter it. To 
delete a letter or number, highlight the back arrow and press X.
-Spell out a name and press Triangle to exit the chart.
-Press X to save the file or Triangle to cancel.
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Game Selection (Pages 12-27)
Exhibition:
Use Exhibition games to compete in a 1- or 2-player game. Prepare yourself 
for a lengthy regular season, the intense pressure of competing in the 
playoffs, or to set up an All-Star game. Exhibition games are not recorded in 
the season standings and cannot be saved to the MEMORY CARD.

Note: Before starting a game, use the Rosters and Options menus to make 
changes to your setup and game options.
Select Team:
Use this screen to select a team for competition. To have the computer choose 
two teams at random, press O. To set up a one-player game, leave one 
controller image in the center of the screen.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose Home or Away.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose a team.
-To view the stats of a team, highlight a Home or Away team and press Square. 
Press Triangle when finished viewing stats.
-Press X to continue.
-D-Pad Left/Right to assign a controller to a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a difficulty level. In a one-player game, the 
computer's team will automatically play at the same level as your team.
-Press O to create Login User Names. See Create Users.
-Press Square to cycle through available user names and assign a user to each 
team.
-Press X to bring up the Batting Cursor option.
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON/OFF. See Total Control Batting 
in the Game Controls section for more details.
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User Records:
Using User Records is a way of keeping track of player stats. By selecting a 
team and assigning one of the user names that you have created to it, your 
game skill will be determined by the outcome of each player's stats. After 
each game, view player stats to see if your user's players appear as 
statistical leaders. Your user name will be shown next to each player on the 
list from your team. You can also save your user records to the MEMORY CAR. 
See MEMORY CARD  for more information.
Create Users:
Create up to eight users.
-Use the D-Pad to select a user number.
-Press X to edit a name.
-D-Pad Left/Right to highlight a letter.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a letter.
-Press Triangle when you are done editing a user name.
-Press Triangle again to exit the screen.
User vs. User:
Play in a 2-player game with both teams tagged with different users and 
compare their game statistics.
-D-Pad Left/Right to compare user records.
989 Sports' Tip: Keep track of player statistics by creating user names and 
assigning them to your team.
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Pregame:
>From Pregame, use the following menu options to customize your game setup.
Play Game:
Selecting this option will start the game.
Stadium Select:
Choose any ballpark from around the league.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a division.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose a team's ballpark.
-Press Triangle when you are done.
This option is not available for Season games. Stadiums for Season games are 
pre-determined based on the teams competing.
Lineup:
Look over your lineup and make necessary changes to the batting order, player 
positions and pitching rotation. You can also alter the starting lineup by 
scratching a player from the lineup and using a substitute off of the bench. 
Press Square to toggle between teams and Triangle to return to the Pregame 
menu.
To change the batting order:
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose the BATTING ORDER category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player and press X to mark him.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a batting position and press X to move the player 
to the new batting position, switching the two players in the batting order.
To switch the fielding positions of a player without changing the batting 
order:
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose the POSITION category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player and press X to mark him.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a fielding position and press X to move the 
player to the new position, switching the two player's positions.
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To substitute a player:
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose the STARTING LINEUP category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player to remove from the lineup and press X to 
bring up the bench players.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a bench player and press X to insert him into the 
lineup.
To change the pitching rotation:
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose the PITCHING ROTATION category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player to remove from the rotation and press X 
to mark him for a move.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a pitcher in the rotation or from the bullpen and 
press X to switch the two players.
Options:
Select this option to customize the attributes of your game.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select an attribute.
-D-Pad Left/Right to change the attribute.
Player 1-1 Levels (Rookie/Veteran/All-Star):
The player level will determine the fatigue factor, batting and pitching 
difficulty and fielding ability of players. All-Star has the most realistic 
player situations.
Player 1-2 Bat Cursor (On/Off):
The Bat Cursor is a feature of all difficulty levels. Use it to target the 
location of the pitch and make contact with the ball on the sweet spot of the 
bat. Just before the pitcher delivers the ball, the location of the pitch 
will be shown for you. Use the D-Pad to move the white Bat Cursor over the 
pitch location. When the ball is in range of the batting area, the white 
Bat-Cursor will turn red, indicating ball contact is inevitable.
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Manager Mode (On/Off):
In season games, use Manager Mode to manage your team's roster while the 
computer plays the game for you.
Innings (1-9):
Set the length of the game by choosing the number of innings to play.
DH (Auto/On/Off):
If you like using a Designated Hitter, select ON to bolster any team's 
offensive attack. To let the game determine when the DH is used, select AUTO.
Auto Fielding (On/Off):
Turn this option ON for your defense to field the ball automatically.
Auto Sliding (On/Off):
Turn Auto Sliding ON to have your base runners automatically slide.
Auto Lead Off (On/Off):
Turn Auto Lead OFF to have your base runners automatically or manually take a 
lead from the base that they occupy.
Fielding Aid (On/Off):
Use the Fielding Aid to position your fielder to make the play after the ball 
is hit.
Time of Day (Auto/Day/Night): 
Set the Time of Day of a game. To let the game determine the time, select 
AUTO.
Errors (On/Off):
With Errors ON, the players on the field are subject to committing errors.
Injuries (On/Off):
With Injuries ON, while in a season, players are subject to injuries during 
the game.
Alternate Uniforms (Auto/Home/Away/Both):
Use Team Uniforms to determine your team's uniform style.
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Wind (On/Off):
With Wind ON, notice the small yellow arrow on the game screen labeled with a 
number. This indicates the miles-per-hour of the wind; blowing in the 
direction the arrow is pointing.
Radar Gun (On/Off): 
Turn Radar Gun ON to show the speed of the pitch.
Distance Meter (On/Off):
Turn Distance Meter ON to show the distance in feet of the flight of home 
runs.
Call Text (On/Off):
Turn Call Text ON to show umpire calls during the game on the playing screen.
Batting View (Low/Low 1/Low 2/Medium/High):
Set the desired level of the batting view. This option can be altered during 
the course of the game. Press the SELECT button to change the Batting View 
during game play or press the START button and use the Pause Menu to alter 
the view.
Fielding View (Low/Medium/High):
Set the Fielding View of the defense.
Crowd Volume:
Use this option to adjust the volume of the crowd noise.
Sound Effects Volume:
Use this option to adjust the volume of the Announcer.
Music Volume:
Use this option to adjust the volume of the game music.
CPU Trading (On/Off):
With CPU Trading ON, the computer will conduct trades during a season.
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All Star Game:
Play in the All Star game and enjoy the pageantry and excitement of the 
mid-season classic. See Exhibition for descriptions of repeated options.
Create Team:
Create the rosters for the American and National League All Star teams.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player to replace and press X to mark him.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select an available player from around the league and press 
X to assign him to the All Star roster.
Season:
Use this option to start a 1- or 2-player season, continue a season, load a 
previously saved season or use Manager Mode to manage your roster and lineup 
while the computer plays the game for you.
1 Player/2 Player Season:
Start a 1- or 2-player season and see if you have what it takes to earn a 
spot in the playoffs.
Select Team:
To select teams for a 1-Player Season:
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team.
-Press X to bring up the season options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON or OFF.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a 14, 29, or 162 game season and press X.
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To select teams for a 2-Player Season:
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team for player 1. To view the stats of a team, 
press Square.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select Player 2 and D-Pad Up/Down to select a team.
-Press X to bring up the season options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player difficulty.
-To assign a user, press Square. If you have already created user name, press 
O to cycle through your users and login a user.
-Press X to bring up more season options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON/OFF.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a 14, 29, or 162 game season.
-Press X to finish team setup.
Options:
See Options under Exhibition for more information.
Enter Season:
When Enter Season is selected, the Schedule screen will come up with the 1999 
team schedule. Play any game on the schedule. Games can be simulated to get 
you closer to the playoffs or just to move you past a game(s) in the schedule.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a game on the schedule and press X to play it.
Note: The user has the option to simulate any game of the season and play 
interim games at a later time.
To simulate a game(s):
-D-Pad Up/Down to a game on the schedule and press O to bring up simulation 
options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose an option and press X to simulate.
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Realignment:
Use this option to reorganize the teams in each division.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a league.
-Press O as many times as you wish to randomly realign each division.
-Press Square to select the default alignment of each division.
To custom rearrange each division:
-Press X to bring up the Team Pool.
-D-Pad Left/Righ to choose a division.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team and press X to add it to the division.
-Press O to delete your divisional entries.
-When all divisions are filled, press X to accept realignment.
General Manager:
Perform the duties of your team's General Manager by monitoring the league's 
status and using your power to alter your team's makeup.
Lineup:
See Lineup under Exhibition for more information.
Trade Players:
See Trade Players under Rosters for more information.
Free Agents:
Use the Free Agent pool to sign one or more players to your team's roster.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a Free Agent(s) to be added to your roster and press 
X to mark him.
-Press Square to switch sides and select a team for the Free Agent(s).
-D-Pad Left/Right to select a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player(s) and press X to mark him.
-Press O to make the trade, adding a Free Agent(s) to your team.
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Farm System:
The Farm System has two attribute numbers (i.e., 83/88). The first number 
represents that player's current estimated ability. The second number 
represents his estimated ability potential. Farm System prospects are listed 
in green text and their attribute numbers will change throughout the season 
or playoffs. Add up to 7 prospects per roster.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player from the Majors and press X to mark him for 
a demotion to the farm.
-Press Square to switch sides to the farm system roster.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player for promotion to the Majors and press X to 
mark him.
-Press O to reassign each player.
Trade Updates:
View the history of trades that have taken place over the course of the 
season. 
-D-Pad Up/Down to view the entire list of trades.
Disabled List:
View the history of injuries that have occured over the course of the season 
and the date of each player's return to the lineup.
-D-Pad Left/Right to view each team's list of players on the disabled list.
Manager Mode:
In season games, use Manager Mode to manage your team's roster while the 
computer plays the game for you.
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Continue Season:
Resume a baseball season at the next scheduled game. To use the Continue 
Season option, you must have already started a New Season or saved the Season 
on a MEMORY CARD. You can play the next scheduled game or skip to a different 
game further down on the schedule. See Season for descriptions of repeated 
menu items.
League Leaders:
View the League Leaders of every important statistical category.
-Press O to toggle between leagues.
-Press X to select Player or Team leaders.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a category.
-D-Pad Up/Down to view the entire list of leaders.
Stats:
View the Stats of each player in the Majors and study his strengths. It may 
come in handy for a necessary managerial move during the course of a game.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select the team you will be facing in your next game.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select a statistic.
-Press O to get the definition of the stat category.
-Press Square to alphabetize the team roster, listing the players 
alphabetically.
-Press X to sort the players on the roster from best to worst in each 
category.
Standings:
View the division standings of both leagues.
-D-Pad Up/Down to cycle through Major League Baseball's divisions.
-D-Pad Left/Right to view each category.
Awards:
View the award winners of the current season.
-D-Pad Left/Right to view each of Major League Baseball's award category.
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Load Season:
Load Season brings up the MEMORY CARD screen allowing you to load files from 
your MEMORY CARD. See MEMORY CARD for more details.
Playoffs:
Bypass the regular season and go straight to the Playoffs. See Season for 
more details of how to setup a game.
1 Player/2 Player Playoff:
Try to make it through each round of the Divisional Playoffs and reach the 
World Series.
-From the Team Select screen, D-Pad Up/Down to select a playoff team.
-Press X to bring up Playoff options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON/OFF.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select a "Single Elimination" (1, 1, 1) or "Best of 
Series" (5, 7, 7) playoff format.
-Press X to bring up the Playoff Teams screen.
To select teams for a 2 Player Playoff:
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team for player 1. To view the stats of a team, 
press Square.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select Player 2 and D-Pad Up/Down to select a team.
-To randomly choose teams, press O.
-Press X to bring up the Playoff options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player difficulty.
-To assign a user, press Square. If you have already created user names, 
press O to cycle through your users and login a user.
-Press X to bring up more Playoff options. 
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON/OFF.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a playoff length.
-Press X to finish team setup.
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Playoff Teams:
Customize the playoffs by setting up exciting team matchups.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a playoff bracket for your team and press X.
-D-Pad Up/Down and then Left/Right to select playoff brackets and teams for 
the remaining American and National League playoff slots.
-To select the remaining playoff teams randomly, press O.
-Press X to enter the Playoffs menu.
Enter Playoffs:
Begin the playoffs and your march to the World Series. Games can be simulated 
to quicket the road to the series.
-To simulate a game, D-Pad to the bracket and press O.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose an option and press X to simulate.
-When you are ready to begin or resume play in a playoff game, D-Pad to the 
bracket which involves your team and press X.
-To view the scores of a series, D-Pad to a playoff bracket and press Square.
World Series:
Play in the World Series without having to earn your way there through a 
season or playoffs.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a team for player 1.
-To view the stats of a team, press Square.
-D-Pad Left/Right to select Player 2 and D-Pad Up/Down to select a team.
-To randomly choose teams, press O.
-Press X to bring up the game options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player difficulty.
-To assign a user, press Square. If you have already created user names, 
press O to cycle through your users and login a user.
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-Press X to bring up additional game options.
-D-Pad Up/Down to turn the Batting Cursor ON/OFF.
-Press X to finish team setup.
-From the Playoff menu, select World Series and press X.
>From the Playoff screen, to simulate a game press O.
-D-Pad Up/Down to choose an option and press X to simulate.
-When you are ready to begin or resume play, press X. At any time from this 
screen, press Square to view the scores of the series.
Continue Playoffs:
Continue your run in the playoffs at the next scheduled game. To play in a 
continued playoff series from a MEMORY CARD, the file must be loaded prior to 
making this selection. You can also get to the playoffs by finishing a 
season. See Continue Season for repeated menu item descriptions.
Load Playoffs:
Load Playoffs brings up the MEMORY CARD screen, allowing you to load files 
from your MEMORY CARD. See MEMORY CARD for more information.
Spring Training:
Create a player and try to make a 25 man Major League roster by earning 50 
status points. Continue to play at a Major League level or your player will 
be sent down to the farm. Earn 100 MLB status points during a 162 game season 
and your player will make the All Star team. See Season for repeated menu 
item descriptions.

Note: If a player is sent back down to the farm for failing to play at a 
Major League level, he can work his way back up to the Majors by performing 
well in extended Spring Training games.
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New Spring:
Create a player to add to your Spring Training roster. Earn ability and 
status points throughout Spring Training to help propel him to the Major 
Leagues.
Create Player:
See Create Player under Rosters for more information.
Trade Rookie:
To place your prospect on a roster, you must replace a player on that roster 
by making a trade. 
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to select a player to replace on the roster.
-Press X to place your prospect.
-Press X to bring up Spring Training options.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a Spring Training Length and press X to enter the 
Spring Training menu. 
Status:
Keep track of the status of your prospect to see how far he is from reaching 
the Major Leagues. You need 50 points to reach the Majors. Remember that you 
must maintain Major League or All Star status during the course of the 
regular season or you will be sent back to the farm and your season will end.
To alter your player's abilities:
-D-Pad Up/Down to select an ability and then Left/Right to raise/lower to 
ability level. Ability points can only be raised if there are points 
available. 
To view your player's stats:
-Press Square to switch to Statistics.
-D-Pad Up/Down to view the entire list of stats.
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Continue Spring:
Continue Spring Training at the next scheduled game.
Load Spring:
Load Spring brings up the MEMORY CARD screen, allowing you to load files from 
your MEMORY CARD. See MEMORY CARD for more details.
Homerun Derby:
Play in the Home Run Derby and slug it out with the top power hitters from 
around the league. Created players can also participate in the Derby.
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose a team.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player and press X to add him to the lineup.
-Press O to delete players from the lineup.
-Press Square to bring up the controller screen.
-D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player.
-D-Pad Left/Right to assign a controller to that player.
-Press X to continue. 
-D-Pad Left/Right to choose the number of pitches thrown to each batter and 
press X to enter the Pregame menu.
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