24 Mar 2021 3:22 PM +00:00

Top 10 Legends We Want to See in MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 21 is less than a month away, and part of the anticipation leading into release has been the names revealed for the game's Legends roster.

The title looks poised to have the largest Legends roster in series history, but who are some of the top names players are dying to see in MLB The Show 21?

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MLB The Show 21 Legends Roster

We've already gotten reveals so far this year for Alfonso Soriano, Grady Sizemore, and Roberto Clemente who will join MLB The Show 21.

MLB The Show 21 Legends Roster Alfonso Soriano
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FIRST ANNOUNCED: Alfonso Soriano was the first Legends Reveal for The Show 21

We can likely expect Jackie Robinson to be in the game considering he is the focal point of the Special Edition versions of MLB The Show 21, but that's yet to be announced.

There will likely be at least four more Legends roster additions announced through the weekly Feature Premiere heading into the release of MLB The Show 21, and we could get more slipped into trailers or revealed in other ways.

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Top 10 Legends We Want to See in MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 20 was filled to the brim with some top name legends, but there are some names we haven't seen in recent years that fans are clamoring to have in MLB The Show 21.

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All ten of these players were not playable parts of the Legends roster in MLB The Show 20, but there's a chance we could see that change with MLB The Show 21.

1. Joe DiMaggio

Nicknamed "The Yankee Clipper" and "Joltin' Joe," DiMaggio spent 13 years with the Yankees and is largely considered one of the greatest baseball players in history.

DiMaggio had an amazing 56-game hitting streak in 1941, which is a record that remains unbroken, and his career accolades included being a 3-time MVP, 13-time All-Star, 10-time American League Pennant winner, 9-time World Series Champion, and Baseball Hall of Famer.

2. Fernando Tatis Sr.

With Fernando Tatis Jr. being the Cover Star of MLB The Show 21 and a huge part of the build to the title's release, it wouldn't be surprising for Sony San Diego to give the nod to his father as a Legends roster addition.

Tatis Sr. played for five different teams in his 11-year career, still holds the MLB record for runs batted in during a single inning, and remains the only MLB player in history to hit two grand slams in one inning.

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3. Dontrelle Willis

"The D-Train" spent the early part of his career with the Florida Marlins, but also played for the Tigers, Diamondbacks, and Reds in later years.

Known for his unconventional pitching style, Willis was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003, the same year he was named for the All-Star team and became a World Series Champion with the Marlins.

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4. Alex Rodriguez

There's an obvious reason we haven't seen A-Rod in MLB The Show so far, and it's because the title has refused to include players suspended for using PEDs.

However, with the time that has passed and work A-Rod has done to rehab his image, it might finally be this year that we see the 14-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner in the game.

5. Brandon Webb

While he only played from 2003 to 2009, Brandon Webb was an undeniable linchpin as a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks during his tenure.

He was a 3-time All-Star, 2-time National League wins leader, and won the 2006 National League Cy Young Award, but ultimately injuries took him out of the game sooner than he'd hoped.

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6. Tim Raines

Timothy Raines, or "Rock," played a remarkable 23 years, and the first 11 of those were with the Montreal Expos.

During his monumental career, Raines became a 7-time All-Star, 3-time World Series Champion, 4-time National League stolen base leader, had his #30 retired by the Montreal Expos, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

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7. Doc Gooden

Dwight or "Doc" Gooden was a prolific pitcher from 1984 to 2000, and that first decade he spent with the New York Mets, which included a World Series Championship in 1986.

Gooden retired in 2000 after a 16-year career that included becoming a 4-time All-Star, 3-time World Series Champion, 1985 National League Cy Young Award winner, pitching a no-hitter in 1996, and was ultimately inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 2010.

8. Don Drysdale

Don Drysdale pitched his entire career with the Dodgers, even being with the team that started as the Brooklyn Dodgers during his MLB debut and were the Los Angeles Dodgers when he retired in 1969.

Through his prolific career, Drysdale became a 9-time All-Star, 3-time World Series Champion, 1962 Cy Young Award Winner, 3-time MLB strikeout leader, had his #53 retired by the LA Dodgers, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

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9. Cecil Fielder

From 1985 to 1998, Cecil Fielder was one of the most must-see power hitters in Major League Baseball, which led to being a 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2-time American League home run leader, and 3-time American League RBI leader.

In his final year with the Detroit Tigers, Cecil Fielder led them to the 1996 World Series Championship by defeating the Atlanta Braves.

10. Hank Aaron

Few names are as synonymous with baseball as Hank Aaron, who began his baseball career as a player for the Indianapolis Clowns in the Negro American League back in 1952.

Aaron joined the MLB two years later and had a mind-boggling career where he became a 25-time All-Star, World Series Champion, National League MVP, had his #44 retired by both the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, and has been inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and was a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Why are some Legends not in MLB The Show?

Many players wonder why some of their favorite or baseball icons aren't in MLB The Show 21, and much of it comes down to contracts and likeness deals.

MLB The Show 21 Legends Roster Roberto Clemente
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CLEMENTE IS IN: Sony San Diego slipped the latest reveal in at the end of the trailer

An agreement has to be struck with each individual player, or the manager or agent controlling their likeness rights, to sign a contract for their inclusion in the game.

It can be a very complicated process, but it's often logistics that are in the way, though a few infamous names like Pete Rose are likely ones Sony San Diego don't feel are worth the controversy of including.

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