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09 Apr 2021

The Show 21's Team Affinity starts with the 42 Series

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Latest - New 42 Series Players Revealed

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The 42 Series will be Team Affinity Season 1

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Full player list for the 42 Series in MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 21 is due out in less than two weeks, and we're already getting details about Team Affinity Season 1 with the 42 Series!

If you're already looking forward to earning a player from your favorite team in MLB The Show 21, we've got all the details about Team Affinity and every player from the 42 Series that's been revealed so far.

Latest - New 42 Series Players Revealed

The latest MLB The Show 21 Feature Premiere livestream took aim at the game's next gen gameplay features, including Stadium Creator.

MLB The Show 21 42 Series Players Lineup
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At the end of the stream, more members of the 42 Series have been revealed!

This includes: Hank Aaron, Frank Thomas, Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken Jr., Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, Mariano Rivera, and Bob Gibson.

Each of them will be available in the Diamond Choice Pack at launch, and we've got details here on which is your best pick for Diamond Dynasty.

The 42 Series will be Team Affinity Season 1

Team Affinity in MLB The Show 21 should operate similarly to the way it has in previous years, and that means a series of challenges or missions will need to be completed to earn players from specific teams for Diamond Dynasty.

The goal is to give gamers a shot at some of the best players from their favorite team, and this time that begins with the 42 Series as Team Affinity Season 1.

While we don't yet know the details of challenges or missions, those should become clear when MLB The Show 21 releases for Early Access on April 16, 2021.

Full player list for the 42 Series in MLB The Show 21

Before we get to the players that will be available for Team Affinity, it's worth clarifying that these players are not the same as the legends available in this year's Diamond Choice Pack pre order reward.

While those players also tie into the 42 Series, they aren't part of Team Affinity, and won't be earned through the Team Affinity challenges or missions.

MLB The Show 21 Team Affinity Season 1 42 Series Joey Gallo Texas Rangers
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While we don't know every 42 Series Team Affinity player just yet, we do know there will be at least one current day player for every MLB team, and these are the names that have been announced so far.

  • Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
  • Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox
  • Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
  • Babe Ruth, New York Yankees
  • Jackie Robinson, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners
  • Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants
  • Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
  • Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jason Heyword, Chicago Cubs
  • Anthony Santander, Baltimore Orioles
  • Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • KeBryan Hayes, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Niko Goodrum, Detroit Tigers
  • Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers
  • Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins
  • Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds
  • Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants
  • Trent Grisham, San Diego Padres
  • Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
  • Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
  • Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Franmil Reyes, Cleveland Indians

That still leaves 6 more players to be revealed for this Team Affinity Season 1 with the 42 Series, and we'll have all of them here as they're announced.

If you're excited to see which legends join the Diamond Choice Pack in the 42 Series, check out our coverage of tonight's Feature Premiere which will reveal the final five you'll be able to pick from if you pre order a non-standard edition of MLB The Show 21.

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