MVPs abound in the Pennant Chase Program available today in MLB The Show 23

September 22nd, 2023

Available today in MLB The Show 23, the Pennant Chase Program features players that won the MVP Award in their respective Postseasons. From Whitey Ford in 1961 to Jeremy Pena in 2022, and many more in between, you’ll find some of your favorite MLB MVPs in the Pennant Chase Program.

The Pennant Chase Program consists of 2 Stages. The Stage 1 Program maxes out at 85 Program Stars and does not carry over to Stage 2. Once Stage 2 has been unlocked, completing Stage 1 tasks will not grant Program Stars towards Stage 2 progression. As you progress through the Pennant Chase Program, you’ll earn multiple Pennant Chase Packs and Pennant Chase Choice Packs, as well as other rewards, that each contain their own group of 99 OVR player items.

In Stage 1, play Moments spotlighting the Program’s MVPs in some of their most memorable performances to start off your progress in the Program and add Awards Series Michael Wacha (97 OVR) to your lineup. Complete Missions, including a PXP Mission with Awards Series player items, to continue moving forward in the reward path and earn Awards Series Jackie Bradley Jr. Face-off against the Showdown Final Boss and pick-up Awards Series Jose Altuve (97 OVR). Try your hand at a Conquest Map to make Awards Series Rollie Fingers (99 OVR) the newest addition to your Diamond Dynasty squad. Collect at least 1 player item in the Pennant Chase Pack Collection and earn 85 Program Stars in Stage 1 to unlock Stage 2.

In Stage 2, Complete Missions, including a Repeatable PXP Mission, to earn even more amazing packs including more Pennant Chase and Pennant Chase Choice Packs.

Note: The Pennant Chase Pack Collection and the Event Collection appear in both Stage 1 and Stage 2 as options for earning even more Program Stars. Collections can only be completed once for Program Stars in either Stage.

Pennant Chase Program Rewards

  • Rollie Fingers, CP Oakland Athletics (99 OVR)
  • Jose Altuve, 2B Houston Astros (97 OVR)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Boston Red Sox (97 OVR)
  • Michael Wacha, SP St. Louis Cardinals (97 OVR)

Pennant Chase Choice Pack

Earn 2 Pennant Chase Choice Pack in the Program featuring three more Diamond 99 OVR Awards Series player items featured in the Pennant Chase Program including:

  • Jeremy Pena, SS Houston Astros (99 OVR)
  • Jorge Soler, RF Atlanta Braves (99 OVR)
  • Johnny Bench, C Cincinnati Reds (99 OVR)

Pennant Chase Pack

Earn up to 16 Pennant Chase Packs in the Program, and discover more throughout various Diamond Dynasty modes to have a chance of earning five more Diamond 99 OVR player items including:

  • Madison Bumgarner, SP San Francisco Giants (99 OVR)
  • Willie Stargell, 1B Pittsburgh Pirates (99 OVR)
  • Whitey Ford, SP New York Yankees (99 OVR)
  • Mike Schmidt, 3B Philadelphia Phillies (99 OVR)
  • Troy Glaus, 3B Los Angeles Angels (99 OVR)


Select 5 Diamond batters to lead your Showdown squad, including players earned in the Pennant Chase Program, then draft your team and make your way through 7 mini-bosses to face-off against the Showdown Final Boss – Whitey Ford. Do you have what it takes to take on the “Chairman of the Board” for a chance to earn even more progress in the Pennant Chase Program?

Conquest Map

In this strategy-based game mode take turns attacking territories, stealing your opponents’ fans, reinforcing your territories, and moving your fans to control the Pennant Chase Conquest Map and earn more progress in the Program as well some amazing rewards including Stubs and Packs along the way.


Winning games in the Pennant Chase Event lets you add even more MVPs to your lineup. Earn Awards Series Matt Holliday (97 OVR) at 5 wins, Awards Series Chris Taylor (97 OVR) at 20 wins, and, if you can snag 12 wins in one entry (12-1 or 12-0) before double elimination, Awards Series Alan Trammell (99 OVR).

September Topps Now Week 2 Moments

Play as Nico Hoerner when he made Cubs history with a 2nd base steal becoming only the third player in the club’s history to earn 40 steals and 60 RBI or step to the plate as Heston Kjerstad when he made his first Big League hit that resulted in a home run for the Orioles.

Relive these and other Moments in the September Topps Now Moments and Missions, available in the September Topps Now Other Program, to earn the following player items:

  • Spencer Steer, 1B Cincinnati Reds (97 OVR)
  • Nico Hoerner, 2B Chicago Cubs (97 OVR)
  • Heston Kjerstad, RF Baltimore Orioles (95 OVR)
  • Logan Porter, C Kansas City Royals (95 OVR)
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF Chicago Cubs (95 OVR)
  • Gabriel Moreno, C Arizona Diamondbacks (95 OVR)

Diamond Duos Pack 37

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 37 lets you choose 1 Gold or better player item with an increased chance to find the featured Diamond Duos 99 OVR player items: Great Race of ‘98 Series Luis Gonzalez (99 OVR) and Great Race of ’98 Series Tom Glavine (99 OVR). 

Available now in The Show Shop, Diamond Duos Choice Pack 37 costs 40,000 Stubs, and is limited to 1 pack per user.

The Show Pack & Bundles 20% Discount

Starting today at 12:00 PM PT and lasting until Tuesday (9/26) at 12:00 PM PT, enjoy 20% off the The Show Packs and The Show Pack Bundles including the 10, 20, and 50 Pack Bundles.

Challenge of the Week 26

Play Challenge of the Week 26, available in Quick Play, for a chance to earn Stubs to use in MLB The Show 23.

Roster Update – Transactions

Included in today’s content update is the newest Roster Update focused on Transactions intended to align your MLB The Show 23 rosters with the current MLB rosters.

Roster Updates focusing on Transactions will occur weekly while Roster Updates focusing on Attributes will occur every 3 weeks throughout the season, with the next and Final Attributes Update of the regular season currently scheduled for Friday, October 6th.