MLB 14: The Show

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MLB 14: The Show
United States cover featuring Miguel Cabrera
United States cover art featuring Miguel Cabrera
Developer(s)San Diego Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesMLB: The Show
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
ReleasePlayStation 3, Vita
  • NA: April 1, 2014
  • EU: April 2, 2014
PlayStation 4
May 6, 2014[2]
Online multiplayer

MLB 14: The Show is a baseball video game developed by San Diego Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, based on Major League Baseball (MLB). It is the ninth entry of the MLB: The Show franchise. Announced on November 4, 2013, the game was released on April 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 version was released on May 6, 2014.[1] Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is the featured athlete on the cover.[3] As with the previous two entries, Canada has a unique cover, with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie on the cover.[4]

Matt Vasgersian, Eric Karros, and Steve Lyons did the play-by-play action. Mike Carlucci returned as P.A. Announcer.

In March 2015, Sony announced the multiplayer support of the game would be shut down on June 18, 2015.[5]


Matt Beaudette of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, calling it "excellent", going onto say that "it seems quite apparent most of the work on this year’s game went into getting it up and running on the PS4 with shiny new graphics."[15]

Ryan McCaffrey of IGN gave the game an 8.1/10, saying it was "yet again, a stellar baseball simulation that's packed with enough quality game modes to occupy and entertain me for the entire season, but there are few exciting new features, and online is currently a very laggy experience."[14]

Jack DeVries of GameSpot gave the game an 8/10, and commented "The presentation in The Show remains stellar, offering lively, informative commentary that holds more humor than you might expect."[13]

During the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences nominated MLB 14: The Show for "Sports Game of the Year".[16]

The PlayStation 4 version of the game became the fastest-selling entry in the series to date within the first week of the game's release on the platform.[17]


Artist Song
Aloe Blacc Can You Do This
Band of Skulls Asleep at the Wheel
Big Data Dangerous (feat. Joywave)
Black Joe Lewis The Hipster
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Rival
Broken Bells Holding On for Life
Flume On Top (feat. T.Shirt)
Jake Bugg Slumville Sunrise
Link Wray Fire and Brimstone
MC Breed & DFC Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'
Nick Waterhouse This Is A Game
Sir Sly Gold
The Pack A.D. Creepin' Jenny


  1. ^ a b Russell, Ramone (February 13, 2014). "Baseball is Better: MLB 14 The Show Screens, Release Details". Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Makuch, Eddie (March 13, 2014). "PS4 owners better get comfortable, you won't get MLB 14: The Show until May 6". GameSpot. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "MLB 14: The Show Coming to PS4, PS3, PSVita Spring 2014". PlayStation Blog. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ George, Daniel (February 13, 2014). "Brett Lawrie To Grace Canadian Cover of MLB 14: The Show". Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  5. ^ Stephany Nunneley (March 21, 2015). "Online support for MLB 14 The Show ends in June on all Sony systems". VG247. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4". GameRankings. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation Vita". GameRankings. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4". Metacritic. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 3". Metacritic. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation Vita". Metacritic. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "MLB 14: The Show Review from Game Informer". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  13. ^ a b DeVries, Jack (3 April 2014). "MLB 14: The Show Review". GameSpot. Gamespot. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b McCaffrey, Ryan (4 April 2014). "MLB 14: The Show Review". IGN. IGN. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b Beaudette, Matt (9 April 2014). "Review: MLB 14: The Show". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  16. ^ "2015 Awards Category Details Sports Game of the Year". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 29 November 2023.
  17. ^ Cutliff, Chris (15 May 2014). "MLB 14 The Show for PS4 is Fastest-Selling Game in Franchise History". Retrieved 23 May 2014.

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