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MLB® Stickball

MLB® Stickball Achievement Guide

Guide By: Bishop24
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.


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Overview:

Estimated achievement difficulty: 4 out of 10
Offline: 10 (160)
Online: 2 (40) Every achievement but the “Card Collector” and “Pro Team” achievements can be done online.
Approximate amount of time to 200GS: 6-8 hours by yourself. If you have a friend it should only take 2-4 hours.
Number of missable achievements: None
Glitched achievements: None


Introduction:

MLB Stickball’s achievements are easy but there are a few that are luck based achievements. You have to hit the basketball rim in Chicago and the water tower in Brooklyn. Hitting these targets is luck and you could hit them in your 1st game or you 100th. But the achievements are still relatively easy and you should get all of them while going for the “Card Collector” achievement.


Step 1:

Play your first game in Brooklyn so you can easily get the “Vandal” achievement. You should also get the “Retire the Side” achievement in that game as well. To get these achievements faster offline simply plug in a 2nd controller and have the 2nd controller throw a lob pitch () and you should get most of the achievements, if not all of them a whole lot faster. By doing this also you will get credits to unlock cards. You gain credits for striking out batters, getting base hits, and for scoring runs.


Step 2 (An easier way to get all of the achievements):

To get all of these achievements easier simply play online against a friend. You can get every single achievement online and you even get credits to buy the baseball cards. So in all reality if you can find someone to play with you online you can get all of the achievements in only a couple of hours. Now if you do play online have your friend throw a lob pitch (), that will help out on you hitting a Grand Slam and help out on you hitting the individual objects such as the basketball rim or water tower. If you need help with getting these achievements please post in the Achievement Trading Thread found HERE.


Conclusion:

There it is, 2 very easy steps to getting these 12 achievements. You should have no problem at all getting them unless you can’t somehow seem to hit the basketball rim in Chicago. That is the achievement people seem to be having the most trouble with but just do what Step 2 says and you should have that achievements and most of the other ones within a few short games. If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I’ll try my best to answer them for you.

[x360a would like to thank Bishop24 for this road map]



Vandal5
Break any window for an out. 

The neighborhood that has the most windows for you to break is Brooklyn as you will be playing in between a bunch of apartments. It is the first neighborhood you play in Tour Mode. To get a better angle at hitting a window I would turn your player when he bats to the left if he bats right and to the right if he bats left so that when he hits the ball it will have a better shot at breaking a window. You have to break the window for an out, if you break it when you hit a foul ball you will not unlock the achievement. As soon as you break any window for an out the achievement will unlock.

Retire the Side5
Go three up, three down in an inning. 

To get this achievement you will need to strike out or get out all 3 batters you face in an inning. If more than 3 of your opponents batters comes up to the plate you will not be able to get this achievement. I found that using 2 controllers works the best. Just have controller 1 throw any pitch and have controller 2 just sit there and not swing.

I got this achievement in my first game vs the CPU. If you try and get it vs the CPU, try your best to get the pitching meter in the green or in the "MAX" area of the pitching meter as the CPU will 90% of the time swing and miss.

Patriot10
Hit a home run in Boston. 

It was extremely hard for me to even get close to hitting a home run in Boston vs the CPU. It is by far the biggest neighberhood in the game which makes this achievement somewhat difficult. So I would suggest either getting this online against a friend or by using 2 controllers and making your 2nd controller just lob the ball to the plate by tapping . Now while batting I would suggest you hit as it is the power swing button. If you have Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Carlos Beltran or any other power hitters unlocked they can easily hit a home run in Boston.

Pro Team10
Collect a full team of pros. 

You will have to buy card packs to get this achievement. You will earn points to purchase card packs by hitting home runs, striking out batters, and hitting certain objects in the game(such as cars, water towers, basketball rims, fire hydrants, garage doors, etc.). There is only 4 players per team in this game and since every team starts out with a pro you will only need to get 3 more cards to get this achievement. You can trade cards in for a card of your choice, if you have 3 or more of that same card, to trade a duplicate card in just simply scroll over to that card and hit and then pick the card of your choosing. Just make sure you don't pick a card you already have.

Grand Slam!10
Hit a grand slam. 

A grand slam is when the bases are loaded and a player hits a home run.

To get this you will need to get a player on every base, that would be 1st base, 2nd base, & 3rd base and then the batter at the plate needs to hit a home run when all of the bases are occupied by a player. You can easily do this with 2 controllers or with a friend online.

If you plan on doing it legit make sure you pick a somewhat decent team such as the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers to just name a few. Also make sure the team you pick has at least 2 or 3 pros and a power hitter as that will make it easier.

Skill is All You Need20
Win a ranked match with a team of amateurs. (2) 

If you want help with this achievement please post in the MLB Stickball Achievement Trading Thread. Since just about nobody plays this game online it should be relatively easy to find your friend when searching a ranked match. As always you can try and win this game legit but since there is no online community it might be hard to do.

Shut'em Down20
Throw a no hitter in a ranked match. (1) 

A no hitter is when your pitcher throws a complete game and he allows no hits during the entire game. In the MLB it must be a 9-inning game for it to count as a no hitter but in this game you can throw a no hitter in a 3-inning game or a 6-inning game.

Once again this is easily done with a friend as the chances of you throwing a no hitter in a ranked match is slim to none, as there is no online community for this game and it is extremely hard to throw a no hitter online. If you would like to get somebody from this site to help you out please post in the MLB Stickball Achievement Trading Thread.

You can get this achievement legit as stated in the above achievement this game has absolutely no online community and even if you found a match for you to throw a no hitter is pretty hard to do. It can be done but it will surely take a few tries if you go the legit route.

I would suggest using a team with a great pitcher such as the Boston Red Sox (Josh Beckett) or the New York Mets (Johan Santana). You will have to unlock them by buying card packs. Which I will tell you how to do a little later on in the guide.

Cycle20
Hit for the cycle with one player in tour mode. 

Hitting for the cycle in Baseball is when a batter hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run all in the same game.

This achievement is relatively tough since you have to do this in Tour Mode and you can't use 2 controllers in Tour Mode. But use a team that is full with pro's as the pros are obvisiously better than the amateurs. I would suggest using the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, New York Mets, or any team that has powerful hitters as you need to get a triple and a home run in the same game and those two are the two hardest to get in this game.

Wagon Wheel20
Hit the wheel on the barn in St. Louis. 

The wheel is in St. Louis on the barn and it is located between the field of hay and the giant water well. This one is not hard to hit but it is surely frustrating.

I suggest going into Exhibition Mode from the Main Menu and use 2 controllers. Have the 2nd controller throw a fastball right down the middle. To throw a fastball simply tap . The achievement will unlock right after you hit the wheel. Or you can get a friend to simply tap in an online match if you don't have 2 controllers.

For Three! 20
Hit the basketball rim in Chicago. 

The basketball hoop is located in Chicago and it is in the back driveway to the right. You can hit the backboard to get this achievement as well, not just the rim. Note that if the ball hits the ground or a roof before hitting the rim, it doesn't always count.

I suggest going into Exhibition Mode from the Main Menu and use 2 controllers. Have the 2nd controller lob the ball to the plate. To lob the ball just simply tap . The achievement will unlock right after you hit the rim or backboard. Or you can get a friend to simply tap in an online match if you don't have 2 controllers. Using generic "Contact Hitters" instead of pro players may speed this up as well since they tend to hit more line drives than the power oriented pro players.

Card Collector30
Collect all 120 MLB® baseball cards. 

There are a total of 120 MLB cards in the game and you will earn points to purchase card packs by hitting home runs, striking out batters, and hitting certain objects in the game (such as cars, water towers, basketball rims, fire hydrants, garage doors, etc.). You will need 50 points to buy a card pack. Every card pack will come with 3 cards, so you will sometimes get duplicates. By playing through the Tour Mode you should be able to get a good bit of points to purchase some card packs.

Alternate method of earning points to unlock cards: You can set up an exhibition game with two turbo controllers and let it run overnight. Set to repeat and since nobody is swinging, there will be no score and you will go into extra innings. Each strike out is worth 5 points, so you can earn 1000 points in roughly 5 hours with two turbo controllers.

If you don't have two turbo controllers, you can do an online match with a second Xbox. For online games, the computer will force you to pitch after 20 seconds or so, and it will almost always be a strike. This is slower than using tubo controllers, but it can be done while you sleep, so it has some advantages over playing the Tour Mode. You can earn around 800 points in an 8 hour session online with no turbo controllers. Note that the game keeps playing even if your controller turns off, so this does not have to be done with wired controllers.

Water Tower30
Hit the water tower in Brooklyn. 

The water tower in Brooklyn is located on an apartment roof on the right side. Using actual pros instead of amateurs as obvisiously the pros are better than the amatuers. To me the St. Louis Cardinals & New York Mets, once you get one of those teams filled up with pros, are the two teams that have the most power but any team will do to get this achievement.

I suggest going into Exhibition Mode from the Main Menu and use 2 controllers. Have the 2nd controller lob the ball to the plate. To lob the ball just simply tap . The achievement will unlock right after you hit the water tower. Or you can get a friend to simply tap in an online match if you don't have 2 controllers.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Gaia Industries
Publisher:
2K Sports
Genre:

Release:

US October 08, 2008
Europe October 08, 2008
Japan October 08, 2008

Players: 1-4
Online Players : 4
ESRB: Everyone
Collection:80
Wishlist:10
 
 
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