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Total Classics 1934

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Total Classics 1934
By Jim825 & dennisjames71


In the 1934 baseball season, Bill Terry's New York Giants had another good showing, scoring 760 runs, second-best in the league, and allowing only 583, the fewest of any National League staff.  Young Mel Ott hit .326 with 119 runs scored (second only to Paul Waner's 122) and drove in a league-leading 135; Ott also drew 85 walks and tied with Ripper Collins for the home run title at 35.

It was, however, the rough and tumble St. Louis Cardinals, nicknamed the "Gashouse Gang" after the street gangs of one of Manhattan's worst neighborhoods, that won the pennant by two games in an exciting race.  New York had led for 127 straight days, when on September 28, ace Dizzy Dean defeated the Reds 4-0 to bring the Cardinals even with New York.  The next day, Dizzy's younger brother Paul won 6-1, while the Giants lost to Brooklyn.  The day after that, the elder Dean shut out Cincinnati again, 9-0, to give St. Louis a lead it never relinquished.

Dizzy had been ridiculed for his preseason promise that the Dean brothers would win 45 games.  By season's end, they had exceeded that total by four, and the 30-7 Dizzy was voted National League MVP.  The other principal "Gashousers" were second baseman/manager Frankie Frisch, who hit .305; Collins, who batted .333 and drove in 128 runs; Leo Durocher, the league's top-fielding shortstop; Pepper Martin, the league's stolen base leader (23); and Ducky Medwick, who hit .319 with 18 triples.

Hard-hitting Detroit batted .300 -- the only major league team to do so -- on its way to a 101-53 record, seven games better than a New York Yankees team that finished second in runs scored.  The 39-year-old Babe Ruth gave only a .288, 22-homer season performance; Lou Gehrig carried most of the weight, winning the Triple Crown with a .363 average, 165 RBI, and 49 homers.  The New York pitchers rebounded to post a league-low 3.76 team ERA courtesy of titlist Lefty Gomez (who went 26-5 with a 2.33 ERA), 19-game winner Red Ruffing, and 14-game winner Johnny Murphy.

The Tigers lineup featured an awesome five 100-run men (including Charlie Gehringer, the league leader with 134), and four 100-RBI men (led by first baseman Hank Greenberg with 139).  MVP Mickey Cochrane hit .320 and was credited with turning around the Tiger pitching staff, which finished second in team ERA at 4.06.

The Dean duo was the deciding factor in the close-fought, seven-game 1934 World Series. The brothers each recorded ERAs under 2.00 and won two games.

The 1934 World Series ended on a bizarre note, when in the midst of a St. Louis rout, the Detroit crowd interrupted the game to shower left fielder Medwick with garbage to protest his sixth-inning hard slide into Tiger third baseman Marv Owen.  Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis ruled that the Cardinal outfielder leave the game for his own safety.

The departure made no difference to the Tigers, who went on to lose by a score of 11-0.


The Total Classics 1934 mod brings you the sights and sounds of the 1934 baseball season.  Besides rosters, portraits, uniforms and audios, the mod provides themed menu and loading screens, stadium select screens with actual stadium photos, 1934 jukebox and batter walkup music, an accurate 1934 schedule and correct 1930's era stadiums for every team.  The mod also includes OTBJoel's great Legends from the Booth audio.



- After you download the total_classics_1934.7z 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 1934 mod.
NOTE -- You MUST use an "unlocked" profile in order to have access to the 1934 uniforms



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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I have said this before but we need an option to give ten stars to a mod because when Dennis James and Jim collaborate on a total classics mod you know you're in for a treat.

Thank you so much, the both of you. I know you don't hear that a lot but I will always recognize the outstanding work the two of you do.

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

Hey-oh! Can't wait to give this a shot!

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Simply amazing. The uniforms are the best part of this mod, very detailed. Thanks guys for all you do.

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