MLB and the MLB Player’s Association are teaming up to bring us baseball... kind of. Starting today, players from every MLB team will take part in an MLB The Show 20 competition. What’s on the line? A $25,000 donation to an area Boys & Girls Club.
MLB, @MLB_PLAYERS— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 10, 2020
& Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced the creation of the MLB The Show Players League, the first-ever competitive @MLBTheShow league solely featuring Major Leaguers.
Games start tonight. More details: https://t.co/pMXYrMqTAe
Here are the 30 players: pic.twitter.com/i2ISX393s6
The Brewers will send Josh Hader and his controller to the digital arena. He and 29 other players will play each other over the next three weeks. Each game of The Show will be three innings, so that players can squeeze in as many games as possible in a single day. The top eight players will advance to the post-season on April 30.
The video game competition will be streamed on MLB’s social accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch), MLB Network’s Twitch account, the club’s social media accounts, social account for MLB The Show, and MLB.com.
Just for competing in the Players’ League, each competitor is earning a $5,000 donation to their local Boys & Girls Club, with the winner earning the extra donation mentioned before.
You can track each player’s standings on www.mlb.com/playersleague.