MLB The Show 21: Johnny Bench revealed as first 9th Inning Boss, new and classic cards

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MLB The Show 21 is almost ready for the 9th Inning Program to arrive, and that means we've finally learned about the first of the 9th Inning Bosses.

We've got everything you need to know about this reveal, when more will be known, and the other new cards revealed for the 9th Inning Program in MLB The Show 21.

MLB The Show 21: Johnny Bench revealed as first of the 9th Inning Bosses


All eyes continue to turn to Diamond Dynasty as Sony San Diego preps for the launch of the 9th Inning Program with tons of new content on the way.

One integral aspect of these programs has been the Bosses, which in many ways are the crown jewel of earning XP and working your way through the program.

This late in the game, it's no surprise that all the 9th Inning Bosses are going to be 99 OVR near-perfect players, and the first is Awards Johnny Bench.

In honor of his 1970 season when Johnny Bench became the National League MVP, the same here he was the RBI and home run leader for the NL, this new Awards Johnny Bench will be a 99 OVR powerhouse.

While we're still waiting on full stats to see where his attributes put things, we can expect very high Contact and Power attributes considering how his 1970 season went.


9th Inning Program brings Classics Choice Pack and more

Among the other Diamond Dynasty content coming in the 9th Inning Program, we've learned there will be a Classics Choice Pack up for grabs.

Two of the three options in the pack were revealed as 2019 Finest Matt Chapman and 2019 Finest Jack Flaherty, with the third from the same card series yet to be revealed.

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9TH INNING REWARDS: Work through the program to get this pack

This 9th Inning Classics Choice Pack will be available when players have earned 175,000 XP in the Program, but there will be plenty of other rewards on the way.

At the 100,000 XP mark, players will get a different 9th Inning Choice Pack featuring three solid players that operate almost as the henchmen when compared to the 9th Inning Bosses.

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NOT QUITE BOSSES: These cards are still top-notch options

Once you unlock this pack, you'll get to pick between Milestone Larry Doby, Signature Luis Aparicio, or Future Stars Hunter Greene.

While a bit lower in their ratings than the 9th Inning Bosses, these are likely still gonna be great options depending on how your Diamond Dynasty squad is looking.

The final 9th Inning Bosses, the third from the Classics Choice Pack, and all other program details are expected to be revealed during the Push the Button Content Stream on Sony San Diego's Twitch and YouTube at 11:30am PT on Friday, November 12, 2021.