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Total Classics 1988

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In Game One of the 1988 World Series at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers trailed the Oakland Athletics 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Dodgers' Kirk Gibson, badly injured in the NLCS against the New York Mets, hobbled to the plate to pinch-hit against Oakland's lethal closer, Dennis Eckersley.

With two outs, a 3-2 count against him, and Mike Davis on second base, Gibson used his upper body and wrists to launch a backdoor slider from Eckersley into the right-field stands for a 5-4 Los Angeles victory. Gibson's home run re-energized the underdog Dodgers and shattered the confidence of the A's, who lost the series in five games.

It inspired the coining of the phrase "walk-off home run," and is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in baseball history.


The Total Classics 1988 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1988 baseball season. Besides rosters, portraits, uniforms and audios, the mod provides themed menu and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos.




1. Added 30 new / updated faces

2. Added 4 stadium updates (Candlestick Park, Kauffman Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium, Yankee Stadium)

3. Updated rosters with correct ages and salaries

4. Included 1988 schedule fix that was released after TC1988 had initially been released


Initial release



Installation can be done using the supplied installer or by manually copying the files to your game folder.


*** NOTES ***

A) It is recommended that you install Total Classics 1988 over a clean install of MVP Baseball 2005 with at least up to Patch #2.

B) This mod was built for the complete replay of the 1988 Major League Baseball Season. Dynasty Mode for a single season is recommended, however, the mod has been completely tested for Exhibition mode as well.

C) Only the 26 major league teams (and All-Star teams) from 1988 have been created. The other 4 major league teams have their default 2005 rosters. These extra teams do not appear in the game schedules and their player attributes are the default MVP 2005 settings. In addition, only text changes have been made to the Minor League teams. Roster, logo, and audio changes will come in future releases.

D) If you play a dynasty, it is HIGHLY recommended that you TURN OFF trades & injuries to maintain the opening day 25 man rosters intact throughout the season.

E) Most teams have accurate 1988 uniforms. An effort has been made so that each team's home and away uniforms are in the default slots. The same has been for the select screens as well.

F) You MUST use a profile that unlocks the classic uniforms. If you do not, some of the uniforms in this mod may not appear in the game.

G) An MVPEdit file named 'TC1988.mbe' is included with the mod.


This project is an extension of Total Classics. Credit needs to be extended to the entire Total Classics team for creating such an interest in Oldtime Classic Baseball. Hopefully this mod will inspire others to create more full season mods.

Thanks and appreciation also go out to the the many MVPModders that have contributed so much to the overall Total Classics experience and continue to do so today. This includes those Cyberface modders, Stadium modders, Uniform modders, Roster modders, Audio modders, etc.

Some of the material from Total Classics, Total Classics *61, Total Classics 1967 and Total Classics 1978 was used (with permission) in the Total Classics 1988 mod.

Those responsible for material developed specifically for Total Classics 1988:

Rosters: tebjr, AlexTony, Jim825, stecropper

Audio: Hory, AlexTony, Homer, TxDodger73, Kraw, tebjr

Stadiums: Pirate, SeanO, Paulw, HardcoreLegend, Hory

Faces: Homer, jscand, jogar84, Kraw, baseballfans, Veesmack, bodhiball

Uniforms: RoyalBlues, fizzjob, Homer, redsox, Hory, tebjr

Portraits: tebjr, AlexTony

Frontend: Jim825, Kraw, tebjr

Logos: Jim825

Overlay: Trues

Installer: Jim825

Consulting: Jim825, AlexTony, stecropper, Kraw, Hory




What's New in Version 08/30/09 11:50 PM   See changelog


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

This is my favorite year in baseball. I was able to watch several Oakland A's games in person as  a young fan. I even got to see Bo Jackson hit a home run and make an incredible throw to the plate in a game. 


Most of the ratings are great on this game, but Bo needs a better throwing strength score ;) The intro movie sets the tone, the custom uniforms look great, and the players are extremely detailed.


Thank you to the author for putting in such a tremendous amount of work to create such an atmospheric representation of 1988 baseball, and for sharing it with the rest of us.


On a side note, the only trouble that I'm having is that the game is generating pre existing players and 1988 All Stars as free agents, which is a bummer for Dynasty play. If anyone can help me fix this, I'd appreciate it.

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