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The Legendary Jackie Robinson Graces the Cover of MLB The Show 21: Collector’s Editions

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Summary

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, which blocked players of color from entering the league. A true historic trailblazer 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 following an illustrious professional baseball career in MLB and the Negro Leagues.

Jackie stood for class, the love of the game and, of course, equality. He was a powerful force of positive change, altering the landscape of sports and the world forever. Jackie stood for principles that are more relevant and important today than ever before. While Fernando’s cover celebrates the future of the game, we also wanted to pay respect to baseball’s history and its most powerful forces for positive change. We can think of no one who better represents that, both on and off the field, than Jackie Robinson.

To celebrate Jackie, PlayStation and San Diego Studio are happy to announce that PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholars Program for every 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 when pre-orders open through December 21, 2021.

The donations will support the MLB The Show-PlayStation Career Pathways in partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which will support students from underrepresented backgrounds with financial assistance to attend institutions of higher learning. It’s important for us to write more than just a check. The partnership with the JRF will also include mentorship with PlayStation/SDS employees as well as an internship to get real world, on-the-job experience. We couldn’t be more excited to launch this partnership with Jackie’s family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation has been narrowing the achievement gap in higher education for 47 years. The JRF’s holistic approach measurably impacts the lives of young people destined to become impactful leaders. You can learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation here. For anyone interested in applying for the 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.

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We’re very excited to announce that early access is back for anyone that purchases any of the Jackie Robinson Collector’s Editions. Early access in MLB The Show 21 begins 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 for $84.99 USD and MLB The Show 21 – Digital Deluxe Edition for $99.99 USD today on the Xbox Store.

MLB The Show 21 – Jackie Robinson Edition is also available as a limited edition steel book for $84.99 that’s available for pre-order now at participating retailers. In addition, there’s the MLB The Show 21 – Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition for $99 which is headlined by the limited edition New Era MLB The Show 9FIFTY Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition Cap. This too is available for pre-order now at participating retailers.

Note: If you want access to both the current and next-gen versions of MLB The Show 21, please ensure you purchase a Collector’s Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition on the platform of your choice. For the physical Jackie Robinson Edition or physical Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition, these editions will include dual entitlement discs enabling play on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. If you purchase MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition, you will only have access to that version of the game.

We could not be more excited for MLB The Show 21 coming to Xbox consoles for the first time ever! Look forward to a new class of Legends, new ways to play, including with your friends! Check TheShow.com and follow our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and Discord accounts for the latest updates about MLB The Show 21.

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MLB® The Show™ 21 Jackie Robinson Edition (Preorder Bundle)

MLB

$84.99

Pre-order to get the Gold Choice pack and get four days’ early access to start playing on April 16. This edition includes: MLB® The Show 21™ (Xbox™ One™ & Xbox™ Series X | S). Four days’ early access. Jackie Robinson bat skin. 1 Diamond Choice pack. 2 Gold Choice packs. 1 Ballplayer Equipment pack. 10 The Show packs. 10K Stubs™. Double daily login rewards Pre-Order bonus – Gold Choice Pack OWN THE SHOW Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets. • Lead your Ballplayer to Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty glory. • Enjoy revamped Franchise and March to October modes. • Face 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 United States from when pre-orders open in 2021 through 12/31/2021. Donations will go to JRF’s Scholars Program to help reduce the achievement gap in higher education. Visit www.jackierobinson.org to learn more

Xbox Live

MLB® The Show™ 21 Digital Deluxe Edition

MLB

$99.99

Pre-order to get the Gold Choice pack and get four days' early access to start playing on April 16. This edition includes: MLB® The Show 21™ (Xbox One™ & Xbox Series X|S™). Four days' early access. Jackie Robinson bat skin. 2 Diamond Choice packs. 5 Gold Choice packs. 1 Ballplayer Equipment pack. 10 The Show packs. 25K Stubs™. Double daily login rewards. OWN THE SHOW PlayStation will donate $1 for every Digital Deluxe Edition sold to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support the next generation of changemakers. Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets. • Lead your Ballplayer to Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty glory. • Enjoy revamped Franchise and March to October modes. • Face your friends on PS4™ or PS5™ with cross-platform play*

Related:
MLB The Show 21 Coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One April 20
R.B.I. Baseball 19 Coming to Xbox One March 5, Pre-Order Today

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