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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/15/2010

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                       Baseball Stars Professional FAQ
                             For the Neo Geo/CD
                       Version 1.0 (Created 7/14/2010)
                              By Devin Morgan

      This file is Copyright (c)2010 Devin Morgan. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

1. What's New
2. Introduction
3. Controls
4. Overview
5. Team Data
6. Copyright Notice

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-=  1. What's New -=
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Version 1.0 (7/14/10): The first version.

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-=  2. Introduction -=
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Baseball Stars Professional, despite the title, is actually the first game in 
the series for the Neo Geo. It features 16 teams, each with their own unique 
statistics. You can play a single game or enter into a bracketed tournament 
mode for a chance to win the championship cup. Being it is the first game, it 
has some flaws including slow controls and limited player movements, and 
unenforced positions (you can have pinch hitters substitute as pitchers and 
vice versa). I think the second game is better quite honestly, but this one 
is still worth a shot.

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-=  3. Controls -=
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Batting Controls
================

A (hold): Swing bat

A + Left/Up/Right (tap direction): Run back to previous base

B + Up/Down/Left (tap direction): Steal base

C (hold): Bunt, press to change bunting direction

D: Call time out


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Pitching Controls
=================

A: Pitch ball (use joystick to change direction/speed of pitch)

B: Switch to infield view (A + direction to throw to bases)

D: Call time out


=================
Fielding Controls
=================

Joystick: Move fielder towards the ball

A + Left/Down/Right: Dive to catch ball

A + Up/Down/Left/Right: Throw to specified base with ball in hand

B + Up/Down/Left/Right: Run to specified base with ball in hand

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-=  4. Overview -=
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==============
Gameplay Modes
==============

In this game, there are only two modes of gameplay. They are:

    VS: Play a single game against the computer or another human player.

    Tournament: A bracket comprised of the game's 16 teams is made, and you
                move up by defeating the other teams near you on the bracket.
                If you reach the end and win the final game, you win the
                "Victory" trophy and the game ends.

If you select VS mode, you will be asked to choose the number of human 
players (1P or 2P). In Tournament mode, you will have the chance to load any 
saved game data from previous games. If not, then you will be prompted to 
either start a new tournament or continue an existing one. Finally, you can 
choose the number of human players (up to 16, though you will need additional 
systems and games for this to work).

After all of these selections are made, you can pick your team from the 16 
teams available. Use Left/Right to cycle the team list, and Down to reach the 
"Player Stats" option. If you highlight that and press A, you can cycle the 
list of that team's players and view their individual statistics by pressing 
A. The nine players listed on the left are the starting lineup, with the 
pitcher batting in the #9 position. The seven players on the right side are 
relief pitchers and batters/runners (you can tell which is which by the 
different stats at the top of the screen). In theory, this distinction does 
not matter since you can substitute the batters as pitchers and vice versa.

After both teams are set, you can choose the stadium you want to play in. 
Both are the same size, but one has a dome and the other is open. On the 
final screen, you can choose if you want to start the game right away. This 
is your chance to change the starting order or switch players. After you are 
done, the game begins.

If you are in Tournament mode and the matchup is against two computer 
opponents, you will be able to choose a "Speed Game" option where the game 
will be automatically played instantly and the results displayed. You can 
also watch the game, but you would have no control over what happens. Thus, 
speeding it up is the most time-effective.


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In-Game Tips
============

As it is the first game in the Baseball Stars series, there are still kinks 
to be worked out. Most notably, the players are a bit clunky and tend to 
start off slow when running, speeding up after a couple of seconds. Also, if 
you are at bat and you want to signal a runner to attempt to steal a base, 
you may need to hold the specified direction and tap B repeatedly. This can 
make hitting the ball hard due to how slow this occurs, plus the pitchers are 
smart and tend to try picking off runners, so choose wisely!

If you are playing the field after the ball is hit, you will be able to 
control your players' movements with the joystick. This mode is very 
primitive, so your players won't make any indication if they are standing in 
the right spot to catch a fly ball. It takes a bit of trial and error, as 
well as some good judgment, to get it down right. Your other players tend to 
not move unless the ball is closest to them, and even then they can be slow 
to move, so keep that in mind as well.

If you are at bat and have runners on base, there is something you need to be 
careful about. If the ball is hit and the runners advance to base, and the 
ball is CAUGHT, the runners must tag the starting base again or they can be 
thrown/tagged out at that base (if you know baseball, this makes sense). 
However, if you send your runners to the next base and they have already 
arrived at the base, you can NOT send them back, causing some forced outs to 
occur, so watch out!


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Post-Game
=========

After a game ends, you will go to a screen where you will see the box score, 
most importantly. The winning/losing/saving pitchers will be listed with 
their now-current record. The next screen will display any home runs hit by 
each team and by whom. Following that screen, the game is over. If you are in 
Tournament mode, you will return to the bracket screen before the next match.

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-=  5. Team Data  -=
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NOTE: In this game, there are no designated hitters. Therefore, the pitcher
      always bats in the #9 position. You can, however, substitute players
      with the relievers as needed, regardless of their official designation.
      You can substitute pitchers, fielders, runners, and even the current
      batters. Once you switch someone out though, they can not be brought
      back! Also note that players designated as pitchers have a different
      set of statistics even though they can be used as batters, too.

      For the players listed below, the first eight on the left are the eight
      starting batters in the lineup. The four at the end of the list are the
      substitute batters. The four players on the right are the pitchers,
      with the first pitcher on the list batting in the #9 position
      initially.

    Batting         Pitching
    -------         --------
    H = Hitting     ST = Stamina
    B = Batting     SP = Speed
    R = Running     LC = Left Curve
    D = Defense     RC = Right Curve
    L = Luck        DR = Drop

===============
American Dreams
===============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Pete       5   8   9   7   7      Sandy      10  10  7   6   6
Babe       7   8   7   7   5      Cy         10  5   9   9   9
Joe        8   9   4   7   10     Denny      4   10  4   5   5
Hank       10  10  2   6   8      Dizzy      5   7   8   8   10
Lefty      6   7   5   6   6
Willie     5   7   4   7   5
Jay        8   8   5   8   5
Jack       5   7   4   10  5

Lou        7   8   2   1   8
Paul       5   5   3   8   8
Billy      3   2   8   6   0
Eddie      7   7   6   3   7


==============
Battle Knights
==============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Gowin      6   6   4   3   5      Arthur     10  9   2   2   9
Percival   5   6   3   3   6      Lancelot   8   4   7   7   3
Merlin     5   7   4   2   8      Henry      2   5   9   5   5
Sir Jhon   9   9   2   0   6      Gerhard    3   9   4   3   0
Richard    6   7   5   4   6
Rufus      5   6   4   3   7
Reginald   4   9   5   5   5
Baldar     7   5   3   1   7

Malwin     6   5   1   2   10
Galwin     6   7   0   0   8
Rickho     4   5   7   3   1
Artemis    5   6   0   0   10


==============
Brave Warriors
==============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Thomas     7   7   6   3   5      Roger      9   10  3   3   2
Calvin     6   7   3   2   5      John       9   8   2   2   5
Grover     8   8   2   4   7      Jones      3   5   7   8   7
Billy      10  9   1   2   6      Nathan     2   9   5   5   4
Benji      8   6   3   3   5
Abe        6   7   4   4   5
George     5   9   4   6   8
Wendell    3   6   3   8   4

Zack       9   8   0   1   7
Orson      5   9   1   2   6
Andrew     6   6   8   2   2
Chuck      4   6   4   8   8


=================
Celestial Planets
=================

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Jupitor    8   4   9   3   4      Earth      8   6   7   7   6
Saturn     6   4   7   6   5      Mercury    9   7   2   1   3
Uranus     6   4   7   6   6      Venus      3   4   0   5   0
Pluto      9   7   6   4   5      Mars       2   6   2   2   2
Neptune    4   4   7   3   5
Ganemede   6   4   6   2   5
Io         9   4   9   7   8
Triton     5   3   6   5   9

Titan      5   5   3   0   6
Altair     3   7   1   0   4
Phobos     1   1   6   3   3
Europa     2   5   5   6   9


================
Cosmic Astroboys
================

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
James      2   1   10  2   8      Felix      3   5   6   8   6
Steve      5   5   5   5   5      Morris     7   6   3   4   3
Ralph      6   6   3   3   5      Tom        3   4   5   5   3
Geoff      10  9   9   9   9      Sly        2   6   2   2   0
Edmund     8   9   5   4   6
Reggie     3   6   4   5   9
Shannon    3   5   4   5   8
Alex       4   4   4   8   5

Stew       4   5   4   0   7
Blaine     2   0   6   6   1
Brooke     4   7   0   0   5
Jason      8   7   0   0   4


===============
Creative Brains
===============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Franklin   2   5   7   5   7      Edison     8   4   7   7   5
Watt       2   4   3   5   7      Noguchi    7   10  4   4   8
Nobel      3   5   2   3   6      Davinci    3   4   7   6   0
Gallileo   5   9   2   2   7      Wright     3   0   10  10  10
Einstein   3   6   5   4   6
Pasteur    2   5   4   4   6
Mendel     3   6   5   1   5
Darwin     4   5   6   10  5

Fulton     7   6   0   0   6
Hughes     2   6   4   5   9
Morse      3   5   6   4   0
Picasso    2   3   3   7   0


===================
Fabulous Superstars
===================

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Rocky      8   6   4   7   6      Indy       10  10  3   2   0
Rambo      6   7   3   2   4      Madmax     8   5   7   7   8
Batman     6   7   4   3   9      Spock      3   4   7   7   6
Bond       8   10  3   4   7      Freddy     2   9   2   7   3
Tarzan     6   7   4   2   5
Ripley     6   6   4   9   7
Shane      5   7   6   6   9
Dragon     5   8   4   2   5

Vader      3   2   8   3   2
Jason      6   5   0   0   9
Axel       2   4   5   6   7
Godzilla   8   8   0   0   7


================
Ghastly Monsters
================

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Zombie     5   5   6   3   4      Cyclop     9   6   5   6   5
Mummy      5   4   5   2   5      Lenny      8   7   3   4   3
Damien     5   6   3   6   6      Medusa     2   7   2   2   4
Eric       10  10  2   6   5      Jekyl      4   5   7   7   5
Golem      4   5   5   2   4
Freddy     3   4   5   6   8
Alien      7   8   4   6   4
Norman     3   6   3   7   5

Boris      8   7   0   0   8
Lurch      5   4   5   1   5
Hacker     4   3   7   1   4
Creepy     4   6   2   2   9


===============
Heavenly Bodies
===============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Athena     3   4   7   7   8      Michael    10  5   9   8   10
Taurus     2   5   4   8   9      Zeus       7   9   1   1   4
Titus      4   5   4   7   9      Apollo     3   5   5   4   6
Gabriel    6   6   3   6   10     Aries      2   5   6   6   5
Orion      2   5   5   8   9
Scorpio    3   5   6   7   9
Diana      3   3   4   7   8
Gemini     2   4   5   10  10

Leo        1   7   0   0   9
Cancer     4   5   0   0   10
Nexes      0   4   6   9   7
Pices      3   6   2   5   7


============
Japan Robins
============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Toyota     6   7   8   5   7      Sawamura   10  10  8   8   7
Shinoda    6   6   5   5   4      Fuji       9   8   6   7   5
Honda      8   8   5   6   7      Oomaga     3   9   2   3   6
Kagemura   10  8   3   5   8      Takeya     4   6   10  8   7
Goda       6   6   3   7   5
Tokoro     5   7   4   6   6
Tenpura    4   5   4   7   5
Mori       7   8   3   9   7

Kamikaze   4   6   8   1   6
Oh         10  10  3   5   7
Naga       7   7   5   8   10
Suzuki     1   1   5   10  7


=============
Lovely Ladies
=============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Gina       4   3   7   3   5      Lian       9   8   6   7   0
Linda      4   6   3   4   6      Amy        7   7   4   6   6
Sherril    9   9   2   0   8      Grace      3   5   4   3   2
Kris       6   9   4   3   7      Juana      2   6   0   0   0
Dania      5   5   4   1   5
Susan      4   4   5   9   9
Tammy      5   8   5   6   5
Hong       2   5   8   5   8

Taka       4   5   3   0   10
Rachel     6   4   0   0   5
Joslyn     2   6   4   0   6
Karen      3   8   7   0   8


==============
Ninja Blacksox
==============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Kozo       4   3   9   8   7      Sasuke     8   7   6   6   7
Kunoichi   5   5   7   6   6      Saizo      7   9   2   2   1
Yashichi   5   7   6   5   4      Hachi      3   8   2   1   5
Hanzo      7   8   5   3   7      Iga        3   5   6   6   7
Inumaru    4   5   7   5   6
Goemon     3   4   5   7   6
Bonten     4   3   5   7   4
Kotaro     4   3   6   8   5

Jippo      6   6   6   2   7
Sanda      8   7   7   6   4
Hayabusa   0   0   9   3   6
Oboro      3   3   6   9   5


=============
Shadow Demons
=============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Goth       4   5   6   3   5      Lucifer    10  10  1   1   0
Cantre     2   3   4   5   6      Beomuth    8   4   6   7   6
Beelzeb    6   6   4   4   7      Annufn     3   4   5   5   0
Gwydll     8   9   3   1   9      Ball       2   6   0   0   7
Redufn     4   6   5   4   8
Raitner    4   6   6   4   5
Septre     6   8   6   10  6
Gaul       4   5   4   9   7

Amin       4   6   1   0   6
Adolph     3   8   0   0   8
Maelufn    0   3   7   6   4
Vexner     2   4   0   7   0


============
SNK Crushers
============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Vince      1   1   7   1   3      Jun        10  7   6   5   6
Manny      3   3   4   2   4      Ikawa      6   5   5   4   2
Johnny     5   5   3   4   5      Tate       3   4   2   1   0
Paul       5   6   0   0   0      Kohno      2   6   0   0   0
Neal       3   3   0   2   2
Kev        3   2   3   3   8
Shacho     3   2   1   6   1
Tommy      2   4   2   4   0

Ed         6   4   0   0   0
Taro       0   8   1   0   2
Glen       0   1   6   0   0
Geoff      1   2   1   0   3


============
Wild Flowers
============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Cherry     2   5   7   4   5      Iris       9   7   6   5   4
Dill       3   4   3   3   7      Daisy      7   4   6   6   7
Orchid     5   7   5   3   8      Lilly      3   4   4   3   3
Rose       10  8   2   5   7      Jasmin     2   5   2   2   0
Tulip      5   6   4   2   9
Apple      4   5   4   2   4
Poppy      3   6   3   1   10
Rye        3   6   3   8   4

Orange     4   6   1   1   10
Petunia    4   5   2   3   7
Marigold   0   4   7   5   5
Sweetpea   5   6   2   4   5


============
World Powers
============

Batters                           Pitchers
-------                           --------

Name       H   B   R   D   L      Name       ST  SP  LC  RC  DR
----       -   -   -   -   -      ----       --  --  --  --  --
Wilbur     4   7   6   4   4      Watson     7   8   6   5   5
Orville    5   4   5   7   7      Jonas      8   5   8   8   7
Hulk       7   7   3   4   6      Robert     6   8   5   5   6
Sol        8   9   1   3   7      Clint      6   7   2   3   5
Socks      6   6   2   3   6
Brutus     4   5   5   4   7
Henry      3   5   2   5   9
Ceasar     5   5   5   7   5

Plato      5   6   2   1   10
Nelson     5   7   0   0   6
Gengis     4   5   1   4   6
Albert     5   3   7   3   5

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