Baseball lovers now have the opportunity to virtually play with some of the greats of Negro League Baseball in the new season of Major League Baseball the Show 23, available March 28, for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch systems.

A partnership between the Negro Baseball League, Negro League Baseball Machine, Major League Baseball (MLB), MLB Players Association and San Diego Studio introduces will expose new generations of baseball fans to these historic figures and their stories of triumph over adversity.

How will they do that?  The new project is titled  “Storylines: A New Game Experience Celebrating The Negro Leagues” and will offer a new game experience in MLB the Show 23.  Each episode will focus on a particular player with users experiencing an entertaining narrative journey through short information videos about the featured player, followed by gameplay reflecting important moments in that player’s career.  

The Season 1 roster for MLB ® The Show ™ 23 includes: Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Jackie Robinson, Andrew “Rube” Foster, Hilton Smith, Hank Thompson, John Donaldson, Martin Dihigo, and John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil. 

The player’s stories will be narrated by Bob Kentrick, Nego League Baseball Museum President.  The long-term partnership with the NLBM aligns with the museum’s goals to “educate, enlightening and inspire by celebrating the rich history of the Negro Leagues.”

“It’s the kind of story that we as Americans typically embrace. Because its about pride, passion, perseverance, determination, the refusal to accept the notion that you are unfit to do anything,” Kendrick says in a  recent video release. 

The games are available not for preorder and the first season will be released March 28.  

To celebrate the historic partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ™ MLB ® The Show ™ and San Diego Studio will donate $1 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ™ for every MLB ® The Show ™ 23 Collector’s Edition sold in the US, including the Digital Deluxe and the Captain Edition through Dec. 31.  until Dec. 31.