[top]Overview


Players: 1-2.
Online Trophies: None, the game is offline only.
Online Pass Required: No.
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A.
Estimated Time to 100%: 10-30 minutes.
Minimum Playthroughs: 1.
Collectible Trophies: None.
Missable Trophies: None.
Glitched Trophies: None reported at this time.

Welcome to MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby Edition. Choose from over 40 different power sluggers and compete at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets and the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, in baseball's famed Home Run Derby. How many home runs can you hit before you record 10 outs?


[top]Tips & Strategies


Press to swing for the fences, but remember to also press up on the left analog stick along with to swing upwards (known as an "uppercut" swing), increasing your chances of getting a home run. Also, be sure to swing as the ball crosses the plate for best results.
Choose someone with a high Overall AND high Power. Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays has a 98 Overall AND a 97 in Power, making him the best choice for a quick and easy 100%.
Like the actual MLB Home Run Derby, failing to get a home run counts toward your total "outs", and your round ends at 10 outs. However, you can "take" (not swing at) a pitch without it counting as an out, so if your pitcher doesn't throw one down the middle of the plate, lay off until the next pitch.
Just like the trophies say, DO NOT switch sides or fast-forward at any time, as that will nullify your chance of getting the trophies.
In other words, do not visit the pause menu at any time as that is where these options are found. Also, make sure the match is against the CPU and not against another player, as trophies only show in matches against the CPU.
To explain some common baseball terms that a newcomer might not know:
The "foul pole" is the giant orange poles on the left and right sides of the field. If you hit left of the left field pole or right of the right field pole, it is a foul ball and therefore an "out". However, anything that hits the foul pole is a home run.
The "power alleys" are halfway between the foul poles and the middle of center field where the 408ft sign is. These are where most home runs are hit to, hence the name "power alleys".


[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits


None reported at this time.


[top]Roadmap


1. Set up a match where you control the first batter and the CPU controls the second batter.
2. Swing for the fences and get as many home runs as you can. Make sure you get 2 home runs in a row for Back to Back.
3. Replay as many times as you need to get any trophies you have missed.


[top]Trophies

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Hang a Louie
Hit a home run to Left Field. Only earned if playing an uninterrupted game against the CPU, without switching sides or fast forwarding.


Any home run left of the left-center power alley will count toward this trophy, whether near the foul pole or near the power alley. For best results, move the left analog stick up and left while pressing to aim the ball towards left field. Remember, no fast-forwarding or switching sides and only against the CPU will this trophy pop.

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Straight as an Arrow
Hit a home run to Center Field. Only earned if playing an uninterrupted game against the CPU, without switching sides or fast forwarding.


Any home run from the left-center power-alley to the right-center power-alley will count toward this trophy, making this the easiest of the 3 gold trophies. For best results, move the analog stick up while pressing to aim the ball towards center field. Remember, no fast-forwarding or switching sides and only against the CPU will this trophy pop.

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Hang a Ralph
Hit a home run to Right Field. Only earned if playing an uninterrupted game against the CPU, without switching sides or fast forwarding.


Any home run to the right of the right-center power alley will count toward this trophy, whether near the foul pole or near the power alley. For best results, move the left analog stick up and right while pressing to aim the ball towards right field. Remember, no fast-forwarding or switching sides and only against the CPU will this trophy pop.

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Back to Back
Hit 2 (or more) home runs in a row. Only earned if playing an uninterrupted game against the CPU, without switching sides or fast forwarding.


This will unlock after hitting 2 consecutive home runs to any part of the field. This is the toughest trophy of the bunch, so remember to take a pitch in between if it's not over the plate, since that will not count as an out and ruin your streak.



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