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Total Classics 1963

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Total Classics 1963
By Jim825 & dennisjames71


In the American League, the Yankees were in the 4th of 5 straight pennant winning years, and, led by MVP Elston Howard, cruised to the American League title by 10.5 games over the 2nd place White Sox.


In the National League, most experts figured the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers would be locked in another battle for the pennant, much like 1962 when the Giants came from behind and beat the Dodgers in a playoff.  The Dodgers started slowly, perhaps feeling the hangover effect from blowing the pennant the year before.  They were 2 games under .500 in early May, and trailed the surprising St. Louis Cardinals by 4.5 games.  Then their pitching asserted itself, and on August 28, the Dodgers led the Giants by 5.5 games and the Cardinals by 6.5 games.


The Cardinals proceeded to win 19 of their next 20 games and, while the Dodgers didn't exactly slump, they went "only" 14–7 during that same period.  Thus, the Dodgers went into St. Louis on September 16 to play the Cardinals in a 3-game series leading by only 1 game.  With the memory of blowing the 1962 pennant fresh in their minds, the Dodgers proceeded to sweep the Cardinals and take a 4-game lead with 7 games to go.


The key game was the third one; the Cardinals led 5–1 in the 8th inning and a win would move them back to within 2 games of L.A.  But the Dodgers got 3 in the 8th and in the top of the 9th, late season call up Dick Nen, in only his 8th major league at bat, hit a pinch hit homer to force extra innings.  The Cardinals got a leadoff triple from Dick Groat in the 10th but could not score.  The Dodgers then scored an unearned run in the 13th inning and won, 6–5.  The disheartened Cardinals then lost their next 3 games as well while the Dodgers won 3 of their next 4 to clinch the pennant with 6 games left.


In the World Series, the Dodgers swept the Yankees in four straight games.  The Dodgers' stellar pitching staff, anchored by left-hander Sandy Koufax and right-hander Don Drysdale, was so dominant that the vaunted Yankees, despite the presence of sluggers such as Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in their lineup, never took a lead against Los Angeles the entire Series.




The Total Classics 1963 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1963 baseball season. Besides rosters, portraits, uniforms and audios, the mod provides themed menu and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos, 1963 jukebox music, 1963 batter walkup music and correct 1960's era stadiums for every team.  The mod also includes OTBJoel's great Legends from the Booth audio.





- After you download the total_classics_1963.7z 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 1963 mod.


NOTE -- You MUST use an "unlocked" profile in order to have access to the 1963 uniforms





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Savoy Special

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

Excellent gameplay, awesome photos, graphics, and uniforms. Yet another awesome TC! My son and I are thoroughly enjoying this newest classic season! Thanks guys! 

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

1963 was a great year for Koufax and the Dodgers. Thanks for bringing back another classic baseball year.

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

A very big thanks to Jim and Dennis for this mod

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Jim and Dennis, thank you so much again. The work you did on this mod and all the others is incredible and I just can't thank you enough for all that you do.

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