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  2. Elston Howard With African Americans making their way in Major League Baseball, the most successful team in baseball, the New York Yankees, needed to break their color barrier. Elston Howard was the man to do that. On April 14, 1955 Howard made his Yankee debut against the Boston Red Sox. He had one at-bat in his first game, one hit, and one RBI. While he loved catching behind the plate, Yankee skipper Casey Stengel was content with Yogi Berra catching the Yankee hurlers. But Howard was so versatile; he could catch and play the outfield, a quality Stengel liked. He caught nine games in ’55 and played 75 games in the outfield. In 1955 overall, Howard played in 97 games, averaged .290 at the dish, hit 10 home runs, and drove in 43 runs. He also played in his first career World Series, and homered in his first Fall Classic at-bat against Don Newcombe in the second inning of game one. Unfortunately, the Yankees lost the series to the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games. In 1956, Howard played in 98 games for the Yankees, one more than the previous season. He caught 26 games and played 65 from the outfield. His numbers declined slightly from 1955, but overall he crushed five homers, knocked in 34 runs, and averaged .262. Howard had one of his better years in 1958, hitting .314 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI for the season. He caught a grand total of 67 games behind the plate for the Yankees, and played in 103 games. Stengel regarded Howard as the best platoon man in the game at the time. “You can say that Howard is our most valuable utility player,” Stengel said. In 1963, Howard made history. With his batting average at .287, his home run total at a career-best 28, an incredible .528 slugging percentage, and an RBI count at 85, Howard won the American League Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the first African American to ever accomplish this feat. After his ground-breaking accomplishment in being the first African American to win the AL MVP, the Yankees headed into a bit of a decline. Although they made it to the Fall Classic in 1964, the Yankees would not see another title while Howard was with them. In 1967, Howard would say good-bye to the Yankees, as he was traded to the rival Red Sox on August 3. He was sent to Boston to aid the Red Sox in winning the ’67 pennant, which they did with Howard’s assistance. Although only hitting .147, he was essential in handling the pitching staff. Tony Conigliaro, a pitcher for the Red Sox that season, once said, “I don’t think I ever saw a pitcher shake off one of his signs. They had too much respect for him.” In 1979, Howard was diagnosed with myocarditis, a rare heart disease that causes rapid heart failure. He had considered a heart transplant, but his condition quickly worsened and claimed his life on Dec. 14, 1980. He was only 51 years old. Howard accomplished so much over the course of his career. Four World Series titles as a player, two as a coach, nine All-Star game appearances, the 1958 Babe Ruth Award, the 1963 AL MVP Award, two Gold Glove Awards, and his number is retired. What some people may not know is that Howard is the player who is credited for inventing the doughnut. The circular weight that the batters use for practice swings in the on-deck circle is Howard’s responsibility. Just as George Washington Carver invented peanut butter and James Forten invented the sail hoist, Howard was an inventor of a device still used by players today.
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  6. Nationals signed RHP Jake Buchanan to a minor league contract. Yankees released RHP Domingo Acevedo. Yankees claimed RHP Cory Gearrin off waivers from the Mariners. Astros released RHP Brady Rodgers.
  7. Excelente trabajo como siempre Una pregunta : Las estadisticas de los jugadores las actualizaron tambien ( Contact-Power-Speed etc etc) ????
    I downloaded the 14 rar's but they all say they are bad ?? Am I doing something wrong ?
  8. Pirates released C Francisco Cervelli. Rule 5 LHP Travis Bergen was returned to the Blue Jays after being DFA by the Giants.
    Thanks Gordo, there´s no other roster I use to play this game.
  9. No problem Wilmer, on the contrary, we are very grateful for your help making all the faces you have achieved so far, thank you very much.
  10. Thanks for the compliments. There are some pitchers who tend to make their debuts this time of year, especially with a struggling team, such a Puk, which I did not include. They will be in the end of year roster if they have enough tenure, however.
    Gordo once again stays on top of all the transactions in the major leagues and that is something that is very hard to do. I appreciate his work very much because his rosters have always made Mvp '05 better!
  11. Thanks for the latest id omarito I leave these requests: Bryan Brickhouse (KCR) Sam Clay (MIN) Randy Dobnak (MIN) Xavier Fernández (KCR) Nick Heath (KCR) Elier Hernández (KCR) Yunior Marte (KCR) Zach McKinstry (LAD) Webster Rivas (SDP) Gabe Speier (KCR), regards
  12. Gradually, friends, we are on our way to complying with all these suggestions and requests for cyberfaces
  13. Nationals signed LHP Sam Freeman to a minor league contract. Royals signed LHP Jacob Brentz to a minor league contract. Athletics released RHP Marco Estrada.
  14. Austin Meadows Daniel Vogelbach. Matt Olson Jorge Alfaro Omar Narváez Logan Forsythe Dansby Swanson Matt Chapman CJ Cron Josh Hader Matt Strahm Chris Paddack Bo Bichette
  15. Vale hermano thank you very much boss
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnmnLyrE9sY
  17. this is what i use with my ps4 controller. no ds4 windows used. clicking the left stick pauses, and i bound return all base runners to the actual pause button or something like that profile= Wireless_Controller device= Wireless_Controller player= 0 number_of_buttons= 14 number_of_povs= 1 number_of_axis= 6 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_START= button 11 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SELECT= button 9 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CROSS= button 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CIRCLE= button 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SQUARE= button 3 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_TRIANGLE= button 4 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L1= button 5 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R1= button 7 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L2= button 6 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R2= button 8 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L3= button 13 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R3= button 12 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_UP= pov0 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_DOWN= pov180 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_LEFT= pov270 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_RIGHT= pov90 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_RIGHT= axis- 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_LEFT= axis+ 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_UP= axis+ 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_DOWN= axis- 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_RIGHT= axis- 6 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_LEFT= axis+ 6 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_UP= axis+ 3 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_DOWN= axis- 3 VPAD_PITCH_1= button 2 VPAD_PITCH_2= button 3 VPAD_PITCH_3= button 1 VPAD_PITCH_4= button 4 VPAD_PITCH_5= button 6 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_FIRST= button 3 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_SECOND= button 4 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_THIRD= button 1 VPAD_PITCH_OUT= button 2 VPAD_THROW_BALL= button 5 VPAD_INTENTIONAL_WALK= pov0 1 VPAD_INTENTIONAL_HITBATTER= pov270 1 VPAD_PITCH_HISTORY_OPEN= button 7 VPAD_SWING_NORMAL= button 2 VPAD_SWING_BUNT= button 1 VPAD_CHARGE_MOUND= button 5 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_FIRST= button 3 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_SECOND= button 4 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_THIRD= button 1 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_HOME= button 2 VPAD_FIELD_SWITCH= button 5 VPAD_FIELD_RELAY_THROW= button 6 VPAD_FIELD_CUTOFF_THROW= button 6 VPAD_FIELD_FAKE_RUNDOWN_THROW= button 8 VPAD_RUNNER_FIRST_SELECT= button 3 VPAD_RUNNER_SECOND_SELECT= button 4 VPAD_RUNNER_THIRD_SELECT= button 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNFIRST= pov90 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNSECOND= pov0 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNTHIRD= pov270 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNHOME2SCORE= pov180 1 VPAD_BASERUNNER_ADVANCEALL= button 5 VPAD_BASERUNNER_RETREATALL= button 9
  18. You should probably talk to Jed.
  19. Yankees signed RHP Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract. Mets signed RHP Nick Rumbelow to a minor league contract. Angels released LHP Adam McCreery, LHP Sam Freeman. Orioles released RHP Matt Wotherspoon, RHP Josh Lucas.
  20. greetings friends, this time there will be this forum to see the possibility that someone help me in terms of a tutorial to make faces for 2k12 and thus contribute to the 2k19 mlb I've always done faces for mvp baseball but this time I want to lean in the 2k12 some tutorial in Spanish and what tools I need would be to my liking for the realization of faces
  21. You're probably going to run into finite limitations (e.g., no. of players to create), but that ultimate no. I'm not sure anyone knows. a) Yes, you can. I have done this on rare occasion, but again, how many tweaks you can do I doubt anyone knows. Always make an extra back up. b) Pretty sure that's a "no". Remember that MVPedit wasn't around when the game came out and it was designed to work with the original cyberfaces.
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