Major League Baseball 2K9 - Achievement Guide
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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 Grand Poobah (150 points)
Unlock all Achievements
  To unlock this achievement every other achievement must be unlocked.
 
 Long Balls (5 points)
Hit 25 Home Runs with your User Profile
 This can be done with two controllers.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Even More Long Balls (10 points)
Hit 50 Home Runs with your User Profile
 This can be done with two controllers.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 The Most Long Balls (20 points)
Hit 100 Home Runs with your User Profile
 This can be done with two controllers.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Feel the Heat (5 points)
Strike out 25 batters with your User Profile
 This can be done with two controllers.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 That guy's not throwing it nice (10 points)
Strike out 50 batters with your User Profile
 This can be done with two controllers.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 There's a hole in my bat (20 points)
Strike out 100 batters with your User Profile
 
This can be done with two controllers.

Easy Strikes:

Create your own pitcher give him 100 on everything. Pick the knuckleball, fastball, screwball, and the slider.

I pitched a perfect game throwing, knuckleball first down the middle, screwball down and in, and finally throw a fastball high and inside.

Knuckleball (74mph), screwball (86mph), and fastball (97mph) - they cant handle it.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Catch me if you can (10 points)
Steal 25 bases with your User Profile
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Slippery when Wet (20 points)
Steal 50 bases with your User Profile
 Easy Steals:

YouTube - Major League Baseball (MLB) 2k9 Free Steal

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Good things always happen in 3's (10 points)
Hit three Home Runs in a game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 It's a good day to be a hitter (20 points)
Hit four Home Runs in a game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Grab some pine (10 points)
Strike out 12 batters in one game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Pining Away (20 points)
Strike out 15 batters in one game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Unstoppable (10 points)
Score 10 Runs in a game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Has anyone seen the Fat Lady? (20 points)
Score 15 Runs in a game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Sticky Fingers (10 points)
Steal 4 bases in one game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Cat Burglar (20 points)
Steal 6 bases in one game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Flawless (20 points)
Win a game without allowing any runs scored
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Unhittable (30 points)
Don't give up any hits in a game
 
Pick a team (I will be using the Yankees).

Step One:
Go to Rosters.
Go to the Yankees.
Go to all of the hitters, I mean all of them.
Edit These Stats:
-Everything under hitting to max
-Everything under fielding to max
Go to all of the pitchers
Go to the last pitcher on the list and click trade to team.
Go to the Giants and trade for Linecum.
Edit These Stats for Linecum and Sabathia:
-All pitching at max
-All hitting at max

Step Two:
Go to Rosters.
Go to the Pirates.
Go to all of the hitters, I mean all of them too. Really all of them.
Edit These Stats:
-Everything under hitting to minimal.
-Everything under fielding to minimal.

Step Three:
Go to Difficulty.
Go to Hitting.
Change These:
-Everything under 'human' to max
-Everything under 'cpu' to minimum
Go to Fielding/Running/etc.
Change These:
-Everything under 'human' to max, except Field Errors, put this at zero
-Everything under 'cpu' to minimum, except Field Errors, put this at max

Step Four:
Go to Management
Go to Create Player
Press Start

Your stats should be 100% - perfect to work on a lot of achievements.

Go to Play Now.
Pick the away team as the Yankees, home team as the Pirates.
Press to edit options.
-Change the innings to 9, field to Wrigley
Now while it is loading make sure Linecum is not the starting pitcher.
Now start the game.

Step Five:
Top of Inning One::
Hit as many homers as you can. The pitcher's stats for the Pirates needs to stay at normal, it is easier to hit homers, trust me.
If you did not hit a home run stay on 3rd base.
From here do the following.
-Press a few times to lead off of third
-Once you start the stealing process run towards home
-Let the catcher get the ball
-Press the towards the catcher, knocking him over. This may take a few tries

With the last hitter up in the lineup press on the controller.
Go to Substitutions
Click Pinch Hitter
Change the hitter to Linecum.
Hit a home run with Linecum. Must be out of the park. If it is in the park run fast. The other team can not touch the ball before you cross home plate for it to count as a home run.

Keep hitting homers
By now you should have a lot of runs.
Once you hit 15 runs start hitting more home runs.
If you do not hit a home run, stay on first/second and steal.
Bottom of the First Inning::
Now you are a pitcher.
Pitch with Sabathia, its easier.
Throw sliders (), Sabathia almost 75% of the time will strike him out.
If the ball is hit in the air, catch it. Your stats are at max.

Repeat the Inning above the whole game.

Some of these will take more than one game, but you can get a majority of these in one game. I was able to get 50 home runs, 30 steals in one game. Played the season for the achievements and got the 100 home runs and 50 steals.

All of the ...with your user profile... achievements unlock after the game and after your profile saves. Make sure after every game you play that you save your profile, otherwise the games wont count.
 
 It's Alive! (10 points)
Create a Player
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Man-Crush (10 points)
Hit a Home Run with Tim Lincecum
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
 Chicks dig the long ball (10 points)
Win the Classic Home Run Derby®
 Go to Game Modes.
Home Run Derby.
Classic.
Pick a good home run hitter, maybe one of your custom stat hitters.
Pick a terrible hitter for the other team.
Now play the least amount of outs that you can.
Hit home runs.
Simulate the other batter.
Repeat last two steps.
 
 I could have been a contender (10 points)
Play a Ranked Online Exhibition game
  You have to play a full online ranked game, 9 innings, win or lose.
 
 Two turn tables... (10 points)
Create a 2K beats Playlist
  Go to 2K beats and change around a few songs and save.
 
 Absolute Power (20 points)
Hit 40 Home Runs in a season with one player (play at least 20 games)
  See ‘There can only be one’
 
 May the best man... (20 points)
Win 20 Games in a season with one pitcher (play at least 20 games)
  See ‘There can only be one’
 
 Centennial Man (20 points)
Drive in 100 runs in a season with one player (play at least 20 games)
  See ‘There can only be one’
 
 Show Stopper (20 points)
Save 40 games in a season with one player (play at least 20 games)
 A save is where one of your pitchers comes into a game with a three-run or less lead to seal the win.

See ‘There can only be one’ for more help.
 
 Bicentennial Man (20 points)
Strike out 200 batters in a season with one player (play at least 20 games)
  See ‘There can only be one’
 
 There can be only one (20 points)
Win the World Series® in Franchise mode (play at least 20 games)
 
These achievements are time consuming. The easiest way to do these is to set the game up on:

Custom Rosters
Custom Stats
Settings -> Presentation Settings -> Replays - Never, Fast Baseball - On
3 innings
No Fatigue
No Injuries

Then you must play 20 regular season games. Win or lose. Do not sim the whole season, sim to the last day of the season. Then play the final game. Then once playoff season comes, sim/play up to the World Series. Sim game by game until you are up 3 games to whatever. Now play one more game and win. All of the season achievements will unlock.

You must play the final World Series game to get all of these achievements.

To check how far you are on each achievement go to:
MLB.com -> Statistics -> Player Stats -> HR/Runs/Ks/Saves

Easy Strike Outs: Have one of your pitchers pitch the most games. I simmed for this achievement. When I actually played the twenty games I didn't go for the strikeout achievement. I ended the season with 278 strikeouts.

Easy Home Runs/Runs: In the twenty games you actually play, play against easy opponents. Do not try and play against the Yankees in season mode and expect to get a bunch of home runs, but playing against the Pirates will grant you a lot of home runs.

Easy Saves: Have all but one of your pitchers crappy. Never start the good pitcher. That way he will come into the game late and 'save' it for you. Or out of the twenty games you actually play have a relief pitcher come into the game at the top of the ninth.

Another Easy Save Method: Play your twenty games for the first twenty. Then sim to the trade deadline. Go to the stats and order it so it shows who has the most saves. Trade your best pitcher for this player. Then save your game. Now sim till the end of the season. Keep doing this until the person has 40 saves. Then play the World Series game.
 
 If you build it... (5 points)
Create a Card Team
 Go to Cards.
Click Create-A-Team.
Create a team using cards.
This achievement can be done from the start. They give you just enough starter cards to make a team.
 
 Spring Training (5 points)
Try all 4 Practice Modes
 
Play all four of the practice modes to get this achievement. Practice modes teach you the basic setup of the game. Practice is located under Spring Training.
 
 King of the Hill (5 points)
Get to the top of the Best of the Best ladder in Home Run Derby® Mode
 
This is a long achievement for 5 points. You have to beat all 20 Best of the Best players. The first ten are easy and go by fast. After that they get greater and greater. This can take hours. Just keep hitting homers and hope they fail.

Go to your rosters, select Atlanta Braves. Then select Chipper Jones. Edit his batting stats to the max.

Then select Home Run Derby. Select Chipper Jones and make the Home Run Derby at Fenway Park. He is a switch hitter, so he will bat left handed. After every five batters you beat you will get the option to select another batter to use. Just keep using Chipper.

These are the batters that you will face for this achievement. Before you start, go into Management, then Rosters. Edit each of these players' batting stats for HR against left hand/right hand pitchers to zero. They won't hit any home runs at all.

1. J. Morneau (Twins)
2. C. Pena (Rays)
3. C. Delgado (Mets)
4. C. Utley (Phillies)
5. E. Longoria (Rays)
6. C. Quentin (White Sox)
7. D. Wright (Mets)
8. V. Guerrero (Angels)
9. J. Hamilton (Rangers)
10. G. Sizemore (Indians)
11. M. Teixeira (Yankees)
12. D. Ortiz (Red Sox)
13. M. Cabrera (Tigers)
14. R. Braun (Brewers)
15. A. Dunn (Nationals)
16. P. Fielder (Brewers)
17. A. Pujols (Cardinals)
18. M. Ramirez (Free Agent, but with Live Roster will be on Dodgers)
19. A. Rodriguez (Yankees)
20. R. Howard (Phillies)
 
 Alone at the top (5 points)
Win the World Series® in Postseason Mode (Play Final Game)
 
For this you must win the World Series in Postseason Mode, which is under Game Modes. So sim or play to the final game and play the final game all the way through, winning of course. This can be done on 3 innings.
 
 Team 2K (60 points)
Beat a Team 2K member or someone that has unlocked this achievement in an online game
 
How this will work is: The 2K Member loses, the winner gets this achievement. Now whoever beats the guy with the achievement will get the achievement. Then whoever beats these players will get the achievement. This will keep going on and on like a virus.

The achievement is now spreading around. Try posting in the achievement trading thread to have someone lose a game to you.
 
 Hurlers (10 points)
Unlock all the pitcher cards in the game
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 Crushers (10 points)
Unlock all the batter cards in the game
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 Teamwork (5 points)
Unlock all nine cards for one team
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 Spread the wealth (5 points)
Unlock one card on each of the 30 MLB teams
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 A man for all seasons (10 points)
Unlock 10 Classic Player Cards
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 One Hundo (10 points)
Unlock 100 cards
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 Two Hundo (10 points)
Unlock 200 cards
  See ‘All the Tea...’
 
 All the Tea... (10 points)
Unlock all 320 Cards
 
There are 320 different cards in this game. To unlock cards you must play on Pro. For each card you have different requirements. You can click on each card and see the description on how to get it. There is no card trading in this game so you have to do them all.

A basic card definition will be:

Get x amount of runs with this player

or

Get x amount of strike outs on this player

Here is a guide made by dreamweaver1984
 
 
Secret Achievements
 
 
Hard Knocks (5 points)
Hit three batters in a row
 
Pick a team and play as the home team. Now hold left or right, towards the batter, on the . Then press a button to pitch. It will hit the player. Repeat two more times.
 
Vicious Cycle (50 points)
Hit a Home Run, a Triple, a Double and a Single in one game with one player
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
This old man came rolling home (50 points)
Steal home
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
Expect the Unexpected (5 points)
Drive in a run with a pitcher during a game
  See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
That's all folks (50 points)
Hit a home run to win a game
 
Keep the game close. Start the final inning and pitch them out. You must be tied or behind. Now hit the ball as hard as you can. If it isn’t a home run, stay on 1st. Repeat until you get a home run.

This can be done on 3 innings. Inside the park home runs count for this.
 
Untouchable (50 points)
Throw a No Hitter with one pitcher in a game
 This can not be done on 3 innings.

Easy Method: Save after every inning. If you screw up, load up the save. Keep going until you get the achievement.

See ‘Unhittable’ for more information.
 
Ya Can't Get fooled Again (50 points)
Strike out a batter and throw out a runner on the same play
 
For this you need to set the CPU stats for Steal Aggression to max. Then walk someone to first base. Now pitch two strikes.

Here is the tricky part:

Throw a low strike to the hitter. Then with the catcher press as fast as you can. Hopefully you can catch someone stealing. If not rinse and repeat.

This achievement can be boosted online with a partner. Check out the achievement trading thread HERE.
 

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