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Total Classics 1977

30 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

File Name: Total Classics 1977

File Submitter: Jim825

File Submitted: 30 Nov 2014

File Category: Total Classics

Version: 1.0


Total Classics 1977
By Jim825 & dennisjames71

 
 

Mix an arrogant slugger, a tempestuous manager and an impatient owner, and you've got the Yankees 1977 baseball season.  Prior to 1977, free agent Reggie Jackson left the Baltimore Orioles and joined the Yankee roster. 
 
During the season, Reggie fought with Yankees manager Billy Martin, who clashed with owner George Steinbrenner, who didn't get along with anyone.  Yankeeland quickly became known as the "Bronx Zoo." 
 
At the start of 1977, it looked like the Yankees would breeze to the playoffs. They won 97 in 1976, and now they added Jackson, Don Gullett, Mike Torrez, and Bucky Dent -- not to mention rookie phenom Ron Guidry. 
 
But the Yanks' season wasn't easy.  New York won the American League East with 100 victories, but had to weather serious challenges from Baltimore and Boston, which both finished 2-1/2 games behind. 
 
In the American League West, Kansas City won 102 games and took the division by 8 games over Texas. 
 
In the National League, the big news was the trade of Tom Seaver to Cincinnati.  The 32-year-old righthander posted a 14-3 record with the Reds, 21-6 overall. 
 
The Reds finished 10 games behind the Dodgers.  Steve Garvey (.297 average, 33 homers, 115 RBI), Reggie Smith (.307 average, 32 homer), Ron Cey (30 homers, 110 RBI), and Dusty Baker (.291 average, 30 homers) did the damage.  The Dodgers became the only team in history to boast four players with at least 30 homers. 
 
In the National League Championship Series, Los Angeles downed Philly in four games, with Baker blasting two key homers. 
 
The American League Championship Series went down to the last inning of game five.  New York burned Kansas City pitchers for three runs in the top of the ninth to win the deciding game 5-3. 
 
The 1977 World Series between Los Angeles and New York became Jackson's private stage.  In the sixth and final game, Mr. October launched three homers on three successive pitches to join another Yankee, Babe Ruth, as the only other player to hit three round-trippers in one Series game.  Jackson batted .450 and belted a record five homers for the Series. 
 
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the Total Classics 1977 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1977 baseball season. Besides rosters, portraits and audios, the mod provides themed menu screens and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos, 1977 jukebox music, 1970's batter walkup music, an accurate 1977 schedule, a 1970's era overlay and correct 1970's era stadiums for every team.

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*** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ***
 
- After you download the total_classics_1977.7z file, double-click to open it.
 
- Extract the contents of the file into a folder.
 
- Double-click the explodeme.exe file
 
- Find the location of a CLEAN (or patched) copy of MVP Baseball 2005 and click "Extract".
 
- Allow the program to extract all of the new content.
 
- Play the new Total Classics 1977 mod.
 
NOTE -- You MUST use an "unlocked" profile in order to have access to the 1977 uniforms
 
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*** VERSION HISTORY ***

 
v1.0
 
Initial release


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