When you’re playing a baseball game with your friends, you can’t just go through the motions: you have to be able to make split-second decisions, as each turn is crucial to winning. How is a batter supposed to know which pitch to hit next? How can a fielder tell which base to throw to? And when a batter has a tough at-bat, is it okay to put the team ahead or to give them a chance to win?

In the series, you’ll be helping batter Hisao to become the best center fielder in all of Japan, and hopefully the world! Your job is to help Hisao throughout his baseball career, from little league, to high school, to college, and eventually the pros. Along the way, you’ll be helping him make friends, gain support, and learn to develop his own abilities.

You’ve just watched a video game about baseball. You’ve just got to know the batter’s stats. This Batting Centre Guide will help you.

KAMUROCHO’S KING:

COURSE 1: BR, TL, MR, ML, BM, TM, BL, TR, TL, BR COURSE 2: BR, TL, MR, ML, BR, BL, MR, MM, BR, TL COURSE 3: ML, BR, TM, BL, TR, BM, BR, TL, MR, BL

TOKYO’S TITAN:

COURSE 1: BR, ML, BL, MR, TM, BR, BL, MR, TR, ML COURSE 2: ML, MR, TM, BM, MM, BR, BL, TR, ML, BR COURSE 3: MR, BL, BR, TM, BR, BL, ML, MR, ML, MR

JAPAN’S ACE:

COURSE 1: BR, ML, BM, TM, MR, BL, TR, TL, MR, BR COURSE 2: BR, TM, BL, TL, BM, MR, BL, ML, TR, BR, COURSE 3: BR, TM, BL, BM, MR, ML, BR, TR, ML, BL

GOLIATH AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL:

COURSE 1: BL, MR, BM, BR, TR, BL, BM, TL, TR, MR, COURSE 2: BR, BM, MR, BL, TL, BL, TR, BM, BR, BL COURSE 3: BM, TM, MR, BL, BR, BM, ML, TR, BL, BR, CHAOTIC: TM, BL, BR, TL, BR, TR, BR, MR, BL, BR

If you’re anything like us, you’ve begun to take an interest in the major sporting leagues such as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. You love the glitz and glamour of the games, the high profile of the players and the teams, and you get a thrill out of seeing your favourite teams win (or come close). As well as all that, you’re a geek who likes to analyse and record statistics, and you’ve wondered about the stats that go into the judgement calls made by the officials on the field. You’ve always been interested in the science behind sports, and you’re feeling a little bit nostalgic for the old days when sports were just about the players, not the stats.. Read more about judgment ex bat appropriation and let us know what you think.