The 3rd Inning Program has finally arrived. This time you will square off against three 99 bosses and try to earn one!
- Signature Series Rickey Henderson (Diamond, 99 OVR LF)
- Signature Series Roberto Alomar (Diamond, 99 OVR 2B)
- Signature Series Justin Verlander (Diamond, 99 OVR SP)
The hardest part of your journey may be picking which Signature Series Boss to keep at the end. Who will you choose?
Rickey Henderson is arguably baseball’s most dominant leadoff hitter of all time. Choose this Legend if you want an outfielder with top-end speed and dynamic hitting ability.
Do you need an infielder who excels on defense and also hit over .300? Then consider Roberto Alomar, who retired with 10 Gold Glove awards and four Silver Slugger awards, giving him an edge over Henderson in the defensive department.
You may think pitching is the most important part of your team. Justin Verlander is not only a Cy Young award winner, but a former MVP. Choose the dominating righty with confidence and add his electric arm to your rotation.
3RD INNING PROGRAM REWARDS
The 3rd Inning Program brings new Moments featuring major events in each Boss’s career as well as opportunities to battle against them in fantasy situations with your Diamond Dynasty team.
Earn Program Stars by:
- Playing games in Diamond Dynasty
- Completing daily Missions
- Completing all goals in the new 3rd Inning Conquest Map
- Completing 3rd Inning Moments
3RD INNING MOMENTS
Get to work earning your Program Stars by completing the 3rd Inning Moments.
Stop, Score, Tie
Jump into the 8th inning with your Diamond Dynasty team's set up man on the mound. Face-off with Signature Series Roberto Alomar and get out of the inning without allowing a run, then step into the box and score one run to tie the game.
- Don't allow 1 run
- Score 1 run
Wheel and Deal
Play a 3-inning game with your Diamond Dynasty team against Signature Series Rickey Henderson and the Oakland Athletics. Show Rickey and the A's how to wheel and deal by recording one extra-base hit and one stolen base without getting caught.
- Tally 1 SB
- Tally 1 XBH
- Don't get caught stealing
Can’t win 'em all
During the 2011 season, Justin Verlander won every game he started during the month of June. Show Signature Series Justin Verlander you can’t win them all by defeating the Detroit Tigers in a 3-inning game with your Diamond Dynasty Team.
- Win 1 Game
3RD INNING CONQUEST MAP
Along with the 3rd Inning Moments, there is also a new 3rd Inning Conquest Map. Earn 30 Program Stars, plus more Stubs, XP, and Standard Packs for completing all of the goals for the new "3RD" map!
Now that the 2nd Inning Program has ended, the Program Stars you earn through general gameplay and completing daily Missions will go toward the 3rd Inning Program. You can still complete the 1st and 2nd Inning Programs by completing the Moments, Collections and Conquest maps listed within each Program.
HEADLINERS PACK SET 8
In the 1950s, "Mr. Cub" hit 40+ HR in four straight years. When Banks retired in 1971 he did so with 512 HR, 1,636 RBI and 2,583 hits. This MVP card for Banks becomes a rare source of power at the shortstop position to go along with diamond-level defense.
Betances exploded onto the A.L. scene in 2014, recording a 1.40 ERA with a sub-one WHIP. If you are lucky enough to find him in Set 8 or through the Community Market, you will have yourself a serious reliever that will be devastating.
Each Headliners Set 8 pack contains one guaranteed Silver player, plus three other player items. Increased chance to find Ernie Banks and Dellin Betances! Limit four packs per account. Previous Featured Headliners can still be found in The Show Pack (with Bryce Harper in a Phillies uniform) and bundles in the Show Shop.
TOPPS NOW MOMENTS
Take control of these big situations from the 2019 season with Topps Now Moments and earn vouchers towards a special pack to be released in early June in the Exchanges area.
- May 9: Pujols Historic RBI
Albert Pujols entered the game with 1,999 career RBI. With his solo home run in the 3rd inning, he became the third player in MLB history with 2,000 career RBI. Player locked as Pujols in a 9-inning game, hit a home run to reach his epic milestone.
- May 7: Bryce Blasts Slam
With a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning, Bryce Harper came up to the plate with the bases loaded. He crushed a hanging slider into the right-field bullpen to break open the game. Player locked as Bryce Harper, recreate his big slam.
- May 12: Springer Dingers For Mom
On Mother's Day, George Springer went 5/5 with two home runs, four RBIs, and five runs scored. Player locked as Springer in a 9-inning game, tally two extra-base hits including one home run.
These and many others are available to play now, and do not expire!
The new Roster Update in MLB The Show 19 has more 130 upgrades and downgrades to player attributes.
- Two players make their heroic return to Diamond: George Springer and Andrelton Simmons
- Three players move up to Gold: Brantley, DeJong and Lester
You can check out the full roster update here.
FACE AND HAIR UPDATES
You may notice some improvements to certain player models. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. both receive updates you've been asking for. Can you find the other player that had a much-needed hair correction?