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    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 10/19/02 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Backyard Baseball FAQ v1.0
    By TailsTheFox2002
    
    |NOTE: I DO NOT OWN BACKYARD BASEBALL, HUMONGOUS ENTERTAINMENT,|
    |OR HUMONGOUS SPORTS. I AM JUST DOING AN FAQ ON THE GAME.|
    
    Version History:
    
    v1.0 - I have owned this game for quite some time and now I am writing 
    an FAQ for it.
    
    |XX-TABLE OF CONTENTS-XX|
    
    01. Introduction           -An introduction to the guide
    02. The Main Menu          -About the main screen
    03. League Play            -Playing a Season
    04. Pick-Up Window         -Playing an Exhibition
    05. The Players            -All the players' stats
    06. Credits                -The credits
    
    |XX-01. INTRODUCTION-XX|
    
    I bought this game quite a while ago, and have since then bought 
    Backyard Baseball 2001 (which I recommend over this, and may be doing 
    an FAQ for later). In this game, you manage and control a little league 
    team for baseball. It's a pretty fun game, though I will suggest newer 
    versions like 2001 or 2003 (which I have yet to purchase).
    
    |XX-02. THE MAIN MENU-XX|
    
    There are quite a few things on the main menu for you to look at. For 
    one thing, you can click on the bulletin board to go into League Play 
    Mode (see Chapter 3). You can also click on the window to go into Pick-
    Up Window Mode (see Chapter 4). Clicking on the trophy or the robot 
    will take you to the Hall of Fame. Clicking on the binder that says 
    'CARDS' will show you all of the players' stats. Clicking on the 
    baseball will allow you to watch the intro again. Clicking on the 
    ladder allows you to quit the game.
    
    |XX-03. LEAGUE PLAY-XX|
    
    To start League Play, click on the bulletin board at the main screen. 
    Click on the pencil and type in your name (or click the letters on the 
    pencil) until you are satisfied. Then press Enter. Now you can choose 
    your team name and colors from short lists. On the left list (for the 
    beginning of your team name), you can choose:
    
    Blue, Red, Crazy, White, Green, Little, Mighty, Super-Duper, Humongous, 
    and Junior.
    
    On the middle list (for the end of your team name), you can choose:
    
    Bombers, Rockets, Hornets, Socks, Giants, Wombats, Melonheads, All 
    Stars, Monsters, and Fishes.
    
    On the right list (for the colors of your team), you can choose:
    
    Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Pink, and Grey.
    
    After deciding on the team name and colors, click 'Pick Teams'. Now, 
    you may choose kids from the benches for your team by clicking on them 
    and choosing the baseball nodding its head 'yes'. Once you have nine 
    kids, you will go to the next screen. If you can't decide, choose 'Pick 
    For Me' or wait until you read Chapter 5 of this guide.
    
    Now, you should click on the chalkboard that says 'Strategy' and set up 
    your batting line-up and your positions for each person. Check Chapter 
    5 of this guide to see who works and where. Clicking 'Schedule' shows 
    your team schedule. Clicking 'Statistics' shows the overall statistics 
    of each player on your team. Click on 'Game Options' to control how 
    many innings are in a game, how easy the game is, if errors are on or 
    off, and other things. When you're ready, click 'Today's Game'.
    
    Now, click 'Play Ball' when you're ready, or 'Team Dugout' to go back 
    to the screen you were just at. To bat, just choose one of your batting 
    techniques (Power, Line Drive, Grounder, or Bunt) and then make sure 
    you can see the bat icon. When you see it, and the ball comes over the 
    plate, click to swing. You can also control where people run when they 
    go off to bat. I'm pretty sure you HAVE to control it if you're not on 
    Easy mode.
    
    If you get the ball over the fence, you get a Home Run, and a blimp 
    will pass over the field that says 'Home Run'. Then everyone on a base 
    will run to home plate.
    
    When pitching, choose a pitch (Heat, Slow Ball, Left Hook, Right Hook, 
    and Intentional Walk (which should never be used) ). Then click where 
    you want to pitch it (within the batter's box is a good idea) and then 
    if they hit it, you go into fielding.
    
    You control players and make sure they get the ball and then throw it 
    towards the players who are near the bases by clicking on the player 
    you want to throw it to. This will all automatically happen when on 
    Easy mode.
    
    Sometimes, you will get a special hit (not sure how this happens). And 
    also, if you strike someone out, you will get a special pitch. These 
    are very useful at times.
    
    That's about everything to go over in this mode.
    
    |XX-04. PICK-UP WINDOW-XX|
    
    When going here from the main menu, you will see a binocular-shaped 
    thing with arrows on its left and right side and a name underneath it. 
    This allows you to pick a stadium. The stadiums are: Eckman Acres, 
    Playground Commons, Sandy Flats, Steele Stadium, Tin Can Alley, Cement 
    Gardens, and Dirt Yards. Clicking game options allows you to choose if 
    you are going to play an Exhibition game, do Batting Practice, or watch 
    a game that you don't participate in.
    
    If choosing Pick-Up Game, press the hat to create a team (or just press 
    Play Ball to play with a pre-made team). The game will now play nearly 
    exactly like a League Play Mode game.
    
    When choosing Batting Practice, click on the button that says Practice. 
    You will be able to choose a character to practice with, and then you 
    can go on from there. You can now choose what types of pitches Mr. 
    Clanky will throw, and what style of batting you will use. Clicking the 
    large arrow switches between the field and the batting cage. Clicking 
    Home brings you back to the main screen.
    
    In Spectator Mode, all you do is watch a game. You do not choose team 
    names, players, or anything at all. However, you can still switch 
    around the team's strategy. Now, this is basically the same a Pick-Up 
    Game, except you do not control anything.
    
    |XX-05. THE PLAYERS-XX|
    
    Annie Frazier
    Batting: 3
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 1
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: Second Base, Shortstop
    
    Achmed Khan
    Batting: 4
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Third Base, Catcher
    
    Sidney Webber
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Amir Khan
    Batting: 3
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Marky Dubois
    Batting: 3
    Running: 1
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: Pitcher, Catcher, Shortstop
    
    Dmitri Petrovich
    Batting: 3
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 1
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Catcher
    
    Jorge Garcia
    Batting: 2
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Catcher
    
    Ernie Steele
    Batting: 2
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 4
    Positions: Left Field, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Pitcher
    
    
    Sally Dobbs
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: Left Field, Center Field, Right Field, Shortstop
    
    Ronny Dobbs
    Batting: 3
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Maria Luna
    Batting: 3
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 1
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Center Field
    
    Kiesha Phillips
    Batting: 4
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Second Base, Third Base, Left Field, Center 
    Field, Right Field
    
    Kimmy Eckman
    Batting: 3
    Running: 1
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Catcher
    
    Gretchen Hasselhoff
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 1
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Jocinda Smith
    Batting: 4
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 4
    Positions: Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop
    
    Tony Delvecchio
    Batting: 3
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Third Base, Catcher
    
    Kenny Kawaguchi
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 4
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Angela Delvecchio 
    Batting: 3
    Running: 1
    Pitching: 4
    Fielding: 1
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Stephanie Morgan
    Batting: 3
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop
    
    Luanne Lui
    Batting: 2
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 1
    Positions: Pitcher, Catcher
    
    Pete Wheeler
    Batting: 3
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: Anywhere
    
    Pablo Sanchez
    Batting: 4
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 4
    Positions: Anywhere
    
    Dante Robinson
    Batting: 2
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Left Field, Center 
    Field, Right Field
    
    Vicki Kawaguchi
    Batting: 1
    Running: 4
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 4
    Positions: Anywhere
    
    Ricky Johnson
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Reese Worthington
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 1
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Center Field
    
    Lisa Crocket
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    Billy Jean Blackwood
    Batting: 3
    Running: 2
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Catcher
    
    Mikey Thomas
    Batting: 4
    Running: 1
    Pitching: 2
    Fielding: 3
    Positions: First Base, Catcher
    
    Ashley Webber
    Batting: 2
    Running: 3
    Pitching: 3
    Fielding: 2
    Positions: Pitcher
    
    |XX-06. CREDITS-XX|
    
    Me - for writing the guide
    Humongous Entertainment - for making the game
    GameFAQs - for considering my FAQ
    My parents - for making me
    
    
     
    

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