However, I've done the whole page jump thing on every one of these so far, so I may as well press on.
I loved this game as a 12 year old (you might have noticed as much earlier, though I think I stated my case for it rather poorly). Once my love of the provided rosters wore thin, I created the entire 1991 major league roster. I played my heart out until I was able to advance my beloved Twins to the World Series. In one of the games played at Fulton County Stadium, I was down by two, but I had the bases loaded, when who should come to the plate, but pitcher Kevin Tapani. Since I erroneously decided that Tapani was having a good game (giving up 4 runs in 5 innings), I decided to keep him as the hitter. Since he had, for whatever reason, a reasonably high bunt rating, I decided to have him bunt. Fearing that I just wasn't going to be able to give up enough outs on the play, I called a hit and run to set all the runners in motion. There are so many things wrong with that line of thinking. So, on that fateful at bat, as John Smoltz went into his pitching motion, the runners all took off, and Tapani squared to bunt.
...and promptly hit a 580 foot grand slam....on a bunt...
|Nick Punto sometimes daydreams about this very thing...|
I found the famous (among old-skool TLUB2 players, anyway) "bunt home run" glitch. I watched in amazement as the ball disappeared well over the left field wall. I didn't learn until later that it was a easily reproducible glitch - I just enjoyed the moment.
There are no videos that I can find of this glitch (in fact, I'm having a damned hard time finding any documentation of it on the Internet, so scratch what I said about it being "famous", but I have heard other folk talk about it, so I'm not the only one), and the version of the game that I was able to find online has been patched to avoid such unlikely happenings. It almost certainly sounds lame to any normal gamer for a moment such as this to outrank countless other big, important video game moments.
But holy shit, when it happened it was awesome.