Cheats, Codes, and Secrets
The following cheats, codes, and secrets are available for All-Star Baseball 2004 on the Nintendo Gamecube video game console.
Press R when you are running the bases after hitting a homerun. Your player will blow kisses to the crowd. If you continue pressing R, your player will jump on home plate.
Hint: Easy points
Start a two player game, with only one actual player. Throw a perfect game, striking out every batter. Save the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with two strikes and two outs. Finish the game, collect your points, and save the options. Reload the game and repeat to collect the points again.
Hint: Free balls
If you are down in the count or need a quick ball, pretend to lay down a bunt. Pull back while the pitcher is in his motion. This should result in a ball being thrown. Note: This only works up to two times in an at bat.
Hint: Throw hard 4 seam fastball correctly:
If you have a pitcher or created player that throws a hard 4 seam fastball, always place the pitching cursor below where you want the pitch to go. the pitch will automatically rise after the pitcher releases it. However, with other pitches (curveball, slider, changeup, etc.) the ball will end up where you put the pitching cursor.
Hint: Restore pitcher's energy
Wait until your pitcher has low energy then pause game play. If your pitcher is still on the mound, go to "Save Game and Quit"n save the game. Restart the system, and when you go to the main menu, load the game. When you finish loading, it should automatically take you back to the game, and it should show your pitcher on the mound with the full green energy bar.
Hint: Slide step
Use this trick to do a slide step. When your pitcher is in the stretch, select a pitch, and before you press Pitch, hold the Left Analog-stick.
Hint: Pick off from the catcher
When the ball is released, hold L and the base that you would like to throw the ball to. the catcher will then snap up and throw the ball to the selected base. Note: This only works when you are pitching.
Hint: View player's energy in franchise mode
When at the main menu in franchise mode, go to "GM Office"n "Roster Management"n "Disabled List". Look through your players to see which ones are tired (except pitchers). If a starting player is tired, you should bench and rest him for one game.
Hint: Change jerseys in franchise mode:
Before playing in a franchise mode game, go to quick play, and on the team's options highlight "Change Uniform". Go back, exit quick play, load the franchise, and when you get to the play game screen on options, your pointer will be on the blacked out uniform part. Press A and you can change uniforms. Once you change lineups or pitchers, this option is no longer available; it only works for that one game.
Hint: Better players
Select the "Extras" option at the main menun choose "Player Management". On that screen is a category called "Player Editor". It allows you to improve players. in season mode, go to "GM"n choose "Player Management"n "Player Editor". Note: Making a player all A+ may result in the game freezing in later innings.
Hint: Sign All-star players to long-tern contracts for less
Create as many players as desired for the positions you want by using the "Create-A-Player" option. Collect the players you have made from the free agent pool and sign them to your team. Once you have all of your created players that you want, go to "Roster Management"n to "Long-Term Contracts". Offer each player you created a long-term contract at the same, or even for a lower price than they want. Since the players are not proven in the major leaguesy will sign for basically nothing (just for the chance to play). You can now edit their stats in "Player Editor". Make each player the best that they can be (everything A+), and you will have the best team for the lowest price. Use this in franchise or expansion modes.
Hint: Demote player without other teams claiming him off waivers
Go to the player editor and make all his stats to D- so that no teams would want to claim him off waivers. When you want to promote a player back to the Major Leagues, change his ratings back to his default settings.
Hint: Duplicate players
Start a franchise or continue an existing one. Make sure the "GM Control" option is set to all teams. Go to the GM Officen to "Trading Block". Select any player not from your team and put them on the trading block. Then, select "Get Offers" and make sure the other player involved is also not from your team. When you select the other player screen will change to the regular trading screen. the person on the trading block will be in your team's section. Go to "Submit Trade". When the message stating that the trade was accepted appears, you should have the player that was not on the block. the player on the block should be on his current team and the other team involved in the trade.
Hint: Easy win
Start a game with and set the skill level on anything except "Manage Only". Pause gameplay go to "Controller Select". Switch the controller to the team that you want to lose. Then, go into "Team Management" at the pause screen. Change the pitcher and the fielders to the wrong positions. You can also put pitchers in as pinch hitters. Then, return to "Controller Select" and change back to your original team. the CPU may switch the players around, but you can put the wrong ones in again. You will not get any card points if you play the entire game with the losing team. Note: there is a slight chance of your game freezing if player positions are swapped too often.
Hint: Created pitcher
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