Catching the ball is a fundamental to baseball and in the major leagues it’s often the most overlooked. While homeruns and great pitching sell tickets, good fielding is the foundation of a solid defense. When the game is on the line, a diving catch can often be the turning point. In ESPN Major League Baseball 2K5, players can take advantage of all-new Maximum Fielding™ to make outstanding plays in both the infield and outfield. Gamers simply push the right analog stick in the appropriate direction and, if timed correctly, they’ll be treated to diving snags, homerun robbing catches, infield stops, and much more. Using Maximum Fielding™ in tandem with the turbo button, players can run quicker and make harder throws. With this new feature, playing catch isn’t just a kid’s game anymore.
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'ESPN Major League Baseball 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer
by Judy on Jan. 19, 2005 @ 12:33 p.m. PST
Live fastballs, suicide squeezes, grass-staining dives, seventh-inning stretches, walk-off homeruns, peanuts and hotdogs… these are just some of the things that make the sport of baseball America’s favorite pastime. The victory of a baseball game can depend on the walk-off homerun in the ninth inning or a simple second base steal.