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Dramlin
07-05-2008, 01:38 AM
Hello everyone, I just wanted to clarify on how to get the Thief Achievement, as many people (including myself for several hours) could not seem to get it. I went through several games getting 30+ stolen bases without the achievement unlocking before finding the solution.

The trick is to do EXACTLY as the guide says in this part:

"Once you have a man on base, when the next batter gets up to the plate, hit http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/b.png, and this will then take you to the runner on 1st base. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/leftdpad.pngon the D-pad so the batter doesn't swing. After that, as soon as the pitcher lifts his leg, pull the http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rt.png then press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/a.png as fast as you can to steal the base."

My problem was that I was leading off the base by pressing the L stick, and then stealing the base when the catcher tried to pick me off. Apparently by doing this the game stats counted it as a steal, but I was not officially awarded a steal towards the achievement. So the main thing when stealing a base is to make sure that the pitcher actually pitches at the batter when you steal, instead of trying to pick you off. So in conclusion, do NOT lead off the base, and DO it EXACTLY as the achievement guide states (wait until the pitcher lifts his leg, then steal). This will ensure that you get the achievement on the 5th steal.

thanks

DarthMalice777
06-04-2009, 03:38 PM
Thank you for this clarification. I thought I was gonna be bald or the controller was going thru the TV before I ever got this to pop. For anyone else having major issues w/ this cheev, follow this and I used Cooper All Stars to get it.:locked

bobafett_esb
03-14-2011, 04:06 AM
Hello everyone, I just wanted to clarify on how to get the Thief Achievement, as many people (including myself for several hours) could not seem to get it. I went through several games getting 30+ stolen bases without the achievement unlocking before finding the solution.

The trick is to do EXACTLY as the guide says in this part:

"Once you have a man on base, when the next batter gets up to the plate, hit http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/b.png, and this will then take you to the runner on 1st base. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/leftdpad.pngon the D-pad so the batter doesn't swing. After that, as soon as the pitcher lifts his leg, pull the http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rt.png then press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/a.png as fast as you can to steal the base."

My problem was that I was leading off the base by pressing the L stick, and then stealing the base when the catcher tried to pick me off. Apparently by doing this the game stats counted it as a steal, but I was not officially awarded a steal towards the achievement. So the main thing when stealing a base is to make sure that the pitcher actually pitches at the batter when you steal, instead of trying to pick you off. So in conclusion, do NOT lead off the base, and DO it EXACTLY as the achievement guide states (wait until the pitcher lifts his leg, then steal). This will ensure that you get the achievement on the 5th steal.

thanks

Thanks for the clarification. I wouldn't have been able to figure this achievement out without this.

Vectrax
03-14-2011, 04:18 AM
this was very helpful

WooliestRaptor
01-19-2013, 05:52 AM
I actually thought I was going to have to steal five bases with the same player, which i thought was going to be a pain in the ass, but after I managed to steal a base with my fourth player (Ichiro stole 2) I was lucky enough to find out that I got the fifth. I got picked off a few times because I was aggressive with my leading, but even without pressing A while stealing, I was able to successfully steal a base everytime (I might have been caught at third once, but it was because I broke late)