In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first player to break the Major League Baseball color barrier, which barred players of color from entering the league. A true historical pioneer in sports, broadcasting, business and the civil rights movement, Jackie was the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 after an illustrious professional baseball career in MLB and the Negro leagues.
Jackie represented class, love of the game and, of course, equality. He was a powerful force for positive change, forever changing the landscape of sport and the world. Jackie stood for principles that are more relevant and important today than ever. As Fernando’s cover celebrates the future of the game, we also wanted to pay tribute to the history of baseball and its most powerful forces for positive change. We can’t think of anyone who represents this better, on and off the pitch, than Jackie Robinson.
To celebrate Jackie, PlayStation and San Diego Studio are pleased to announce that PlayStation will donate $ 1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship Program for each MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition sold in the United States, including the Jackie Robinson Edition, the Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition from the opening of pre-orders until December 21, 2021.
Donations will support the MLB The Show-PlayStation Career Pathways in partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which will support students from under-represented backgrounds with financial assistance to attend higher education institutions. It is important for us to write more than just a check. The partnership with JRF will also include mentoring with PlayStation / SDS employees as well as an internship to gain hands-on experience in the field. We couldn’t be happier to launch this partnership with Jackie’s family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation has been closing the achievement gap in higher education for 47 years. JRF’s holistic approach has a measurable impact on the lives of young people destined to become powerful leaders. You can learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation here. For anyone interested in applying to MLB The Show – PlayStation Career Pathways program in partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, stay tuned to the official PlayStation and MLB The Show channels in November 2021 for more information.
We’re very happy to announce that Early Access is back for anyone who purchases any of Jackie Robinson’s Collector’s Editions. Early access in MLB The Show 21 starts April 16 on Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One to give you a 4-day head start.
You can pre-order MLB The Show 21 – Jackie Robinson Edition today on the Xbox Store for $ 84.99 USD and the MLB The Show 21 – Digital Deluxe Edition today on the Xbox Store for US $ 99.99. MLB The Show 21 – Jackie Robinson Edition is also available as a limited edition steel book for $ 84.99, available for pre-order now at participating retailers. In addition, there is the MLB The Show 21 – Deluxe Edition Jackie Robinson for $ 99 which is titled by the limited edition New Era MLB The Show 9FIFTY Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition Cap. This is also available for pre-order at participating retailers.
Note: If you want access to both the current and next-gen versions of MLB The Show 21, be sure to purchase a Collector’s Edition or a Deluxe Digital Edition on the platform of your choice. For Jackie Robinson Physical Edition or Jackie Robinson Deluxe Physical Edition, these editions will include dual-right discs for playback on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. If you purchase MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition, you will only have access to this version of the game.
We couldn’t be more excited for MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox consoles for the very first time! Expect a new class of legends, new ways to play, including with your friends! Check TheShow.com and follow our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tic, and Discord takes into account the latest updates on MLB The Show 21.
MLB® The Show ™ 21 Jackie Robinson Edition (Pre-Order Pack)
Pre-order to get the Gold Choice Bundle and get four-day Early Access to start playing on April 16. This edition includes: MLB® The Show 21 ™ (Xbox ™ One ™ and Xbox ™ Series X | S). Four-day early access. Jackie Robinson Bat Skin. 1 Diamond Choice pack. 2 Gold Choice packs. 1 pack of ball player equipment. 10 Show packs. 10K Stubs ™. Double Daily Login Reward Pre-Order Bonus – Gold Choice Pack OWN THE SHOW Experience faster, deeper and more intense instant matches on the pitch, with a variety of game modes for all new players and returning veterans. • Take your ball player to Road to the Show and the glory of the Diamond Dynasty. • Take advantage of the revamped franchise and modes from March to October. • Compete against your friends on PlayStation 4 ™ or PlayStation 5 ™ with cross-platform play * PlayStation will donate $ 1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for every Jackie Robinson edition sold in the US from pre-order opening in 2021 until as of 12/31/2021. Donations will go to the JRF scholarship program to help close the achievement gap in higher education. Visit www.jackierobinson.org to learn more
MLB® The Show ™ 21 Digital Deluxe Edition
Pre-order to get the Gold Choice Bundle and get four-day Early Access to start playing on April 16. This edition includes: MLB® The Show 21 ™ (Xbox One ™ and Xbox Series X | S ™). Four-day early access. Jackie Robinson Bat Skin. 2 Diamond Choice packs. 5 Gold Choice packs. 1 pack of ball player equipment. 10 Show packs. 25K Stubs ™. Double daily login rewards. OWN THE SHOW PlayStation will donate $ 1 from every digital deluxe edition sold to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support the next generation of changemakers. Experience faster, deeper and more intense instant match action on the pitch, with a variety of game modes for all new players and seasoned veterans returning. • Take your ball player to Road to the Show and the glory of the Diamond Dynasty. • Take advantage of the revamped franchise and modes from March to October. • Compete against your friends on PS4 ™ or PS5 ™ with cross-platform play *