Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball during the modern era. A true trailblazer in many areas including sports, media, and the civil rights movement. Jackie stood for: class, the love of the game and of course, equality. He was a powerful force of positive change, that changed the landscape of sports and the world today.
As has been tradition each season since 2004, MLB and the teams will celebrate the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier throughout the league on April 15th 1947. For the 75th anniversary we wanted to make this year’s celebration extra special. In partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Players Association and Major League Baseball. From April 15th 2022 through April 29th only on US digital platform stores (PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store and Nintendo E Shop) where MLB The Show is sold. You can purchase the Jackie Robinson Foundation Pack ($4.99 USD). PlayStation and San Diego Studio will donate 100% of the proceeds* from this pack after store platform fee deductions are applied to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. These donations will support the JRF/PlayStation-MLB The Show Scholars Program to help reduce the achievement gap in higher education. This is in addition to the $1 donation PlayStation and San Diego Studio will be making to the foundation for every collector’s edition sold of MLB The Show 22 in the US until December 31, 2022. Visit www.jackierobinson.org to learn more about the foundation.
Jackie Robinson played a pivotal role in societal change as a champion of racial equality and social justice. In turn the Jackie Robinson Foundation continues that legacy as one of the best scholarship and leadership development programs for students from underrepresented groups for the past 50 years. We want to realize the power of education to generate economic wealth for communities of color and have more employees from underrepresented groups within Sony Interactive Entertainment. We couldn’t be happier to continue our partnership with the foundation and Jackie’s family as we strive to achieve these goals.
In addition, anyone with MLB The Show 22 and an internet connection can play the Jackie Robinson Day Program. Earn a Diamond Legend player item for your Diamond Dynasty squad, along with a #42 bat skin, socks, and bat grip for your created Ballplayer.
*PlayStation will donate 100% of the proceeds (minimum of $3.49 USD per pack sold will be donated. See console’s online stores for details) to the Jackie Robinson Foundation after store platform fee deductions are applied.MLB The Show 22