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Total Classics 1919

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Total Classics 1919
By Jim825 & dennisjames71

 

With the end of World War I in 1919, both baseball and the nation as a whole returned to business as usual.  For some ballplayers during the 1919 baseball season, "business as usual" unfortunately meant plotting with gamblers to fix games.  Gambling-related scandals had been a part of baseball going back to the mid-19th century, but in 1919 the national pastime suffered the ultimate corruption: the intentional throwing of the 1919 World Series by eight members of the Chicago White Sox.

 

In a season limited to 140 games by a baseball establishment still worried about its patriotic image, Cincinnati compiled a 96-44 record to run away with the National League pennant by 9 games over second-place New York.  The Reds had a two-prong attack.  They had Edd Roush, Heinie Groh, Jake Daubert, and little leadoff hitter Morrie Rath; and they had a staff that allowed the fewest runs in the league and included 20-game winners Slim Sallee and Hod Eller, as well as Dutch Ruether, who recorded the third-lowest ERA in the league at 1.81.

 

In the American League race, an illusory powerhouse in Chicago had an unexpectedly difficult time shaking Cleveland and New York -- or perhaps the group later responsible for the 1919 World Series fix was dumping games for money down the stretch -- before finally finishing at 88-52, 3-1/2 up on Cleveland.  The White Sox offense was powered by the .351-hitting Joe Jackson, Eddie Collins and Happy Felsch. Their pitching staff allowed the second-fewest runs in the league thanks to 29-game winner Eddie Cicotte and 23-game winner Lefty Williams.

 

The Reds won the crooked best-of-nine 1919 World Series five games to three.  The most dramatic moments -- seen in retrospect, as the scandal didn't break until the following year -- came in games three and six, when pitcher Dickie Kerr overcame the best efforts of his eight dishonest teammates to win 3-0 and 5-4.

 

The best-known player in on the fix, Jackson, always maintained afterward that he was innocent. He pointed to his 1919 World Series-high .375 batting average and six RBI, although he never explained why he accepted money from the conspirators beforehand with free knowledge of their plans.

 

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The Total Classics 1919 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1919 baseball season.  Besides rosters, portraits, uniforms and audios, the mod provides themed menu and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos, 1919 jukebox and batter walkup music, an accurate 1919 schedule and correct 1910's era stadiums for every team.  The mod also includes OTBJoel's great Legends from the Booth audio.

 

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*** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ***

- After you download the total_classics_1919.7z 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 1919 mod.
 
NOTE -- You MUST use an "unlocked" profile in order to have access to the 1919 uniforms

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*** VERSION HISTORY ***
 
v1.0

Initial release



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laroquece

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Wow, 1919 season, you guys are the best in the business, thanks for this mod Jim and Dennis, we really appreciate all the work you do to keep this game alive, I´m sure is another masterpiece, thanks guys, I can't wait for Y4L to review the game, regards.

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Yankee4Life

  

Nothing but the best from these two geniuses! Thank you so much for all that you do. Twenty stars. No, make it fifty!

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