MLB: The Show

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MLB: The Show
Genre(s)Sports
Developer(s)SIE San Diego Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
First releaseMLB '98
July 1, 1997
Latest releaseMLB The Show 19
March 26, 2019

MLB: The Show (formerly titled MLB from 1997-2005) is a Major League Baseball video game series produced by SIE San Diego Studio, a development team that is part of SIE Worldwide Studios. The series debuted in 1997 with MLB '98 for the PlayStation. There has been a new release in the series every year since 1997, and since MLB 07: The Show in 2007, every game released has also been available for the PlayStation 3, until the release of MLB 17: The Show. MLB 12: The Show, which was released in March 2012, is also the first game in the series to not be available for the PS2 or PSP and the first game in the series to be made available for the PlayStation Vita, Sony's new handheld. The series is the successor to 989 Studios' MLB series. MLB The Show 17 is the first game in the series to be exclusive to the Playstation 4 line, meaning the PS4 and PS4 Pro. The latest is MLB The Show 19, and the next is in pre-announcement stage.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay simulates a typical game of baseball, with the player controlling an entire team or a select player. The player may take control of one of 30 Major League Baseball teams in any game mode (excluding Road to the Show) and use that team in gameplay. The Series has variable game modes in which a player takes control of a team for a single game, one season, or a franchise (multiple seasons).[1]

Games[edit]

Game Release date Cover athlete (team) Platforms
MLB '98 July 1, 1997 Bernie Williams PlayStation
MLB '99 March 31, 1998 Cal Ripken Jr. PlayStation
MLB 2000 February 28, 1999 Mo Vaughn PlayStation
MLB 2001 February 29, 2000 Chipper Jones PlayStation
MLB 2002 May 7, 2001 Andruw Jones PlayStation
MLB 2003 June 17, 2002 Barry Bonds PlayStation
MLB 2004 April 30, 2003 Shawn Green PlayStation, PlayStation 2
MLB 2005 March 4, 2004 Eric Chavez PlayStation, PlayStation 2
MLB 2006 March 8, 2005 Vladimir Guerrero PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (as simply MLB)
MLB 06: The Show February 28, 2006 David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox)
Chan-ho Park (San Diego Padres) (Korea release)
PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
MLB 07: The Show February 26, 2007 (PS2/PSP)
May 15, 2007 (PS3)
David Wright (New York Mets) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
MLB 08: The Show March 4, 2008 Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies)
MLB 09: The Show March 3, 2009 Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox)
MLB 10: The Show March 2, 2010 Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)
MLB 11: The Show March 8, 2011
MLB 12: The Show March 6, 2012 Adrián González (Boston Red Sox) (United States release)
José Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
MLB 13: The Show March 5, 2013 Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates) (United States release)
José Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
Wei-Yin Chen (Baltimore Orioles) (Taiwan release)
MLB 14: The Show April 1, 2014 (PS3/Vita)
May 6, 2014 (PS4)[2][3]
Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) (United States release)
Brett Lawrie (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
Shin-soo Choo (Texas Rangers) (Korea release)
Wei-Yin Chen (Baltimore Orioles) (Taiwan release)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
MLB 15: The Show March 31, 2015 Yasiel Puig (Los Angeles Dodgers) (United States release)
Russell Martin (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
Shin-soo Choo (Texas Rangers) (Korea release)
Wei-Yin Chen (Baltimore Orioles) (Taiwan release)
MLB The Show 16 March 29, 2016 Josh Donaldson (Toronto Blue Jays) (United States and Canada release)
Jung-ho Kang (Pittsburgh Pirates) (Korea release)
Wei-Yin Chen (Miami Marlins) (Taiwan release)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
MLB The Show 17 March 28, 2017 Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) (United States release)
Aaron Sanchez (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
Hyun-soo Kim (Baltimore Orioles) (Korea release)
Wei-Yin Chen (Miami Marlins) (Taiwan release)
PlayStation 4
MLB The Show 18 March 27, 2018 Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) (United States release)
Marcus Stroman (Toronto Blue Jays) (Canadian release)
MLB The Show 19 March 26, 2019 Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies) (United States release)
MLB The Show 20 March 17, 2020 Javier Báez (Chicago Cubs) (United States release)

Commentators[edit]

Commentator 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total appearances
Matt Vasgersian Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Dave Campbell Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 7
Rex Hudler Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN 6
Eric Karros Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 6
Steve Lyons Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 4
Harold Reynolds Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 1
Dan Plesac Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 3
Mark DeRosa Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 2
Heidi Watney Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY 1
Justin Allegri Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Total 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kato, Matthew. "The Sports Desk – 48 MLB The Show 17 Details: Gameplay, Graphics, Diamond Dynasty & More". gameinformer.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "MLB 14 The Show launches May 6 on PS4". Polygon.com. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  3. ^ "Road to The Show: The Evolution Continues in MLB 14 The Show – PlayStation.Blog". Blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved 2016-01-31.