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Officially licensed by the MLBPA, MLB CybrCard Series No. 1 is a collection of CD-ROMs featuring one of 12 stars from the 1996 season. The program offers complete player statistics (season and career), full-motion video action and sound clips from MLB, batting analyses (no pitchers included in the set), baseball trivia, articles and biographies.
Each CD has five main sections focusing on the particular star being profiled: Statistics, Press Archives, Batting Analysis, Scouting Department and Video Highlights. The statistics section provides 15 tabbed categories of information including career, 1996 season stats, All-Star, Tough Stuff (player strengths), road stats, match-ups and Best Vs. Best. Also available is a Timeline section that tracks batting average in graph format over the full season, Season At a Glance (pie chart), In The Clutch, RBI/FYI (trivia) and HR Corner (includes some video with capture and print capability).
The Press Archives section is filled with article clippings from various print sources and a biography of the player while the Batting Analysis module shows a video of the player's swing with analysis of his swing angle, bat speed and stride length. The Video Highlights are devoted to top efforts at the plate or on the field during the 1996 season and the Scouting Department offers a statistical breakdown of the batting results for each player during the season from 21 on-field locations displayed in matrix format.
The vertical side of the matrix contains four distance situations (infield, shallow, deep, HR) and across the top are five columns representing left field, left-center, center, right-center and right field. No contact at bats (hit by pitch, walks and strikeouts) are shown in a separate box.
Other features include a Trivia Game for one or two players designed as a 9-inning baseball game with an on-going "batting average" and inning-by-inning score and the PR Department contains source material credits and links to the official CybrCard website and MLB. The series is designed for use on both PC and Macintosh platforms and supports a mouse point-and-click interface. CD-Rom in very good condition.