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