Babe Ruth calling his shot

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I have a buddy that plays this game a ton, but so do I. We both have Babe Ruth and we savagely compete about who can put up better numbers with some lady named Baby Ruth. He tells me, and he swears he's not lying, that there is a rare walk-up animation that you sometimes get with Ruth, where the camera starts off from behind his back when he is coming out of the dugout, and then he slowly walks to the plate, and actually points to right-centerfield, calling his shot, just like the legendary true story.

I have not gotten this animation and I think my buddy Jim the Flim is pulling my leg. Any of you Show vets ever seen this animation?

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Yes I have seen it and no I have never homered when I’ve gotten it. Talk about pressure!

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[censored]! Jim the Flim wasn't clowning around! I need to see this animation now!

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It only happens late in the game (not positive if it has to be the 9th or later) and the HR has to give you the lead(if he’s the tying run it won’t happen).

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I think if the tying run is on in the bottom 9, this animation happens. I’ve seen it a couple times and both times I retired Babe but yeah, talk about imposing.

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the question is, can you force the animation by bringing Ruth in as a pinch hitter, or does he have to be in the lineup all along? i'll be testing this question to be sure.

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You're friend wouldn't be Jim Jones from Ricksterghost fame would he? he's always full of it.

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I thought Jim Jones perished along with all of his followers in Guyana in 1978? Maybe "the Flim" isn't his real last name, and this is the actual Jim Jones in disguise? He did once tell me that he prefers flavoraid to koolaid.....

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Can we get a clip of this?

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We do need a clip. I'm worried that my furious mashing of the X button when I'm on tilt (which starts from the 2nd pitch of the game and lasts until 20 minutes after the game ends) will cost me this animation.

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It happened like every at bat when he was introduced as an Immortal in MLBTS 18. Still saw it occasionally in later versions, but I guess they figured we'd seen it by now.

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I don't recall it at all in 18. Maybe my propensity for rage-quitting has deprived me of the late-inning Ruth animations this whole time.

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Babe Ruth calling his shot:

I thought Jim Jones perished along with all of his followers in Guyana in 1978? Maybe "the Flim" isn't his real last name, and this is the actual Jim Jones in disguise? He did once tell me that he prefers flavoraid to koolaid.....

well, being as I am the Jim jones from Rickerghosts channel. and seeing as he ha a weak following, prior to his racist tirade and cancelling, I can certainly understand the confusion.

In any event, the real Jim went bye bye, and the OP is still waiting to see if Jim lied about the animation.

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It's Real I've seen it twice both by my opponents the first time it was pretty cool when i noticed it.Especially when Ruth hit a walk off right after he did it. The 2nd time vs a different player he lined out hard that is all..

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Yes - got this animation yesterday in fact in an Event game. Sadly he lined out…..

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Babe Ruth calling his shot:

I have a buddy that plays this game a ton, but so do I. We both have Babe Ruth and we savagely compete about who can put up better numbers with some lady named Baby Ruth. He tells me, and he swears he's not lying, that there is a rare walk-up animation that you sometimes get with Ruth, where the camera starts off from behind his back when he is coming out of the dugout, and then he slowly walks to the plate, and actually points to right-centerfield, calling his shot, just like the legendary true story.

I have not gotten this animation and I think my buddy Jim the Flim is pulling my leg. Any of you Show vets ever seen this animation?

yeah for me that I recall only final inning and im the home team. I walked it off both times

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https://youtu.be/esnXE8Qfgl8

Looks like around the 6:50 mark of this video Ruth comes up and has the animation.

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I've never seen it, but I do know where Ruth hit his longest recorded home run.
During a barnstorming in Kingston, PA he hit a shot officially measured at 625 ft.
I live right by the place he hit it, and they have a monument where it landed.
The field is still there, and needless to say, it's almost unbelievable that a baseball can be hit that far.

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This has popped up for me also. I don’t think mashing X skips it as it is more akin to an Easter egg than a cut scene. I have never heard of anyone homering after it. In the famous video as Babe rounds the bases he makes some choice gestures and hand waiving to the Cubs bench. Would be awesome if this also occurred as an Easter egg also.

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The video that poksey posted is great! The dude gets so excited, and definitely thinks he’s gettin a walk off, then when he immediately grounds out you can tell that he feels duped.