MLB The Show 21 Game Update 9

PS4: 1.09
PS5: 1.009
Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S:
Scheduled to deploy: June 19th 4:00 AM PT

  • All versions of Legends Ivan Rodriguez, Johnny Bench, and Gary Carter will now have the Pop Time quirk. NOTE: The quirk will show in the player item tab after the content deployment on 6/22/21 (around noon PT)

Online Head to Head

  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a player had card open on screen when the other player quits
  • Fixed an issue where home run replays would not play if the opponent is pressing X (PlayStation) / A (Xbox)
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when exiting Showdown from the program menu
  • Fixed an issue that could trap players in a pause menu following a pitcher injury
  • Changed the Friendly Quit accept button from Square (PlayStation) / X (Xbox) to X (PlayStation) / A (Xbox)
  • Fixed an issue where a runner would get a free base when stealing, if the batter was hit with the pitch during a late bunt attempt
  • Fixed a bug that would cause players to “freeze” when a user would intentionally walk several batters and step off and throw to home

There are no hitting or gameplay balance changes in this update.

  • Plate Appearances will now populate on the jumbotrons in American Family Field and Busch Stadium
  • Fixed an issue where the ball could slip through the wall in Angel Stadium
  • Fixed a collision issue around the left field foul pole in American Family Field that would sometimes cause a foul ball being “warped” back into the stadium

Road to the Show

  • Various fixes and adjustments made to cameras and presentations in the locker rooms
  • Stats accrued by simming will no longer count towards program progression
  • Notable stats will now appear on Jumbotrons
  • Players are now eligible for rewards if they are on the Injured List at the end of the season


  • Fixed an issue that would cause the default stadium image to show in the Stadium Assignment menu
  • Fixed an issue where the “Make Trade” option was not displaying for some trade-eligible players in the Player Search screen
  • The first game in the second half of the AA season was being erroneously called “Opening Day”


  • The post-game mission list is now scrollable showing all missions that have progressed, and will no longer show missions for programs already completed
  • The bottom ticker will no longer appear inside any of the quick menus in game
  • The pause menu will no longer pop up during post game highlight reel
  • Other various UI tweaks and fixes


  • Various miscellaneous crash fixes
  • Various updates to Play by Play commentary

Before you go, a note about user created content…

Since the launch of MLB the Show 21 we’ve seen some absolutely amazing content created in the logo and stadiums vaults. Every year we see things created with a level of detail that makes it way through the studio and leaves us in awe. We have some truly passionate and talented creators in our community, and we love to see the way they push our content creation tools further and further each year.

Unfortunately, we’ve also seen some disrespectful creations as well. We want to be clear: this type of content has no place in MLB The Show, and to this date we’ve removed many of these creations and revoked the access to MLB The Show from the accounts that post such unacceptable content.

Many of these bad creations were brought to our attention by the reports from our dedicated community, and for that we are forever grateful.

On behalf of everyone here at San Diego Studio, a sincere THANK YOU to everyone in the community who has helped us remove such disrespectful and offensive content and is continuing to help us make MLB The Show a great place to play.