Three Pittsburgh Pirates Legends MLB The Show Should Include
By Noah Wright
MLB The Show ’22 will be releasing soon. With every new addition comes a multitude of new legend players. Which Pittsburgh Pirates legends should be included in the game?
MLB The Show is the most popular baseball video game among fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of baseball. Produced by San Diego Studios, the game is set to release on April 1st for those who pre-ordered the game and the 5th for everyone else. The most popular model is Diamond Dynasty, their online mode. Those who buy the MVP edition of the game will receive an awesome Shohei Ohtani game cover drawn in a Japanese manga-inspired art style.
In this game type, you build a roster of players with cards from real life and in the past. Right now, I have legends like Joe Morgan, Lefty Grove, and Mike Schmidt playing alongside current stars like Fernando Tatis Jr., Corbin Burnes, and Mookie Betts.
The one thing every fan of the game looks forward to is the new legends. Last year, they released the likes of David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Prince Fielder, and the Great One, Roberto Clemente as some of the most notable additions. So far, they’ve announced that arguably the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time, Randy Johnson will be part of the game, as well as Ryan Howard, Joe Mauer, and Justin Morneau will be making their return to The Show.
Many of the Pittsburgh Pirates legends are part of this game. The newly added Clemente joined the likes of Willie Stargell, Honus Wagner, Ralph Kiner, Bill Mazeroski, and Dave Parker. Like in any year, and with a history as deep as the Pirates, they’ll likely get some new legends this season.
The biggest challenge for San Diego Studios is to get the rights to the player’s name and likeness. They must have this from the player themselves or the estate. However, I want to look at three legends that I want to see in this year’s game.