Special thanks Yankee4Life who provided music and images for the mod.
During the 1941 baseball season, the New York Yankees won the 1941 pennant by 17 games over Boston, but the pennant race was overshadowed by the personal heroics of two superstars. New York's American League MVP Joe DiMaggio put together a record 56-game hitting streak, and Boston's Ted Williams batted .406.
In the summer of 1941, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in a record 56 consecutive games. DiMaggio, who had shown a predilection for hitting streaks since his minor league days, started his 1941 streak with a hit against the White Sox on May 15. On July 2, a DiMaggio homer broke Wee Willie Keeler's 44-year-old major league hitting-streak record of 44. And on July 17, his streak was ended at 56 by two terrific back-handed stops by Indians third baseman Ken Keltner.
DiMaggio finished the season third in the American League in batting at .357, first in RBI with 125, second in doubles with 43, and fourth in home runs. But his season was dwarfed -- statistically, at least -- by that of Williams, who led him in runs 135 to 122, homers 37 to 30, on-base average .551 to .440, and slugging average .735 to .643. Williams also batted .406, the highest batting average in either league since Rogers Hornsby's .424 in 1924.
At one point in June, Williams was hitting .436 but then began to fade. On the final day of the season, he found himself at .3995 -- technically .400 by baseball scoring rules. Nevertheless, Williams refused to play it safe and played both ends of a doubleheader. He went 6-for-8 to finish the season with a .406 average.
The Total Classics 1941 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1941 baseball season. Besides rosters, portraits, uniforms and audios, the mod provides themed menu and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos, 1940's jukebox music, 1941 batter walkup music, an accurate 1941 schedule and correct 1940's era stadiums for every team. The mod also includes OTBJoel's great Legends from the Booth audio.
*** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ***
- After you download the total_classics_1941.7z 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.