Roberto Clemente Day Honors “Arriba” for his Performance On & Off the Field

September 15th, 2023

Roberto Clemente Day celebrates the 15-time All-Star, 2-time World Series Champion, and Hall of Famer Roberto “Arriba” Clemente. While Clemente’s on-field performance earned him a place in baseball history, it was his altruism outside of the game that was a true testament to the impact that players can have off of the field.

MLB The Show 23 celebrates the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente in the Roberto Clemente Day Program available today in Other Programs.

Play Moments featuring some of the most historic performances of Roberto Clemente, along with recipients of the Roberto Clemente Award and a crop of current Puerto Rican players to start your progress in the Program and add Captain Series Francisco Lindor (95 OVR) and Jose Berrios (95 OVR) to your lineup. Complete PXP and Stat Missions to continue your progression and get your mitts on Charisma Series Christian Vasquez (97 OVR), Jose Miranda (97 OVR), and Enrique Hernandez (97 OVR). Try your hand at the Roberto Clemente Day Showdown and Conquest Map to keep progressing as you unlock more rewards in the Program, including Al Kaline (97 OVR), Carlos Carrasco (97 OVR), Gary Carter (97 OVR), and David Ortiz (97 OVR). Another way to unlock progress is to collect player rewards in the Roberto Clemente Day Event. Keep completing different content to earn Awards Series Roberto Clemente (99 OVR) at 100 Program stars.

Roberto Clemente Day Program Rewards:

  • Awards Series Roberto Clemente, RF Pittsburgh Pirates (99 OVR)
  • Awards Series David Ortiz, DH Boston Red Sox (97 OVR)
  • Awards Series Gary Carter, C New York Mets (97 OVR)
  • Awards Series Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Guardians (97 OVR)
  • Awards Series Al Kaline, RF Detroit Tigers (97 OVR)
  • Charisma Series Enrique Hernandez, LF Los Angeles Dodgers (97 OVR)
  • Charisma Series Jose Miranda, 3B Minnesota Twins (97 OVR)
  • Charisma Series Christian Vazquez, C Boston Red Sox (97 OVR)
  • Captain Series Jose Berrios, SP Toronto Blue Jays (95 OVR)
  • Captain Series Francisco Lindor, SS New York Mets (95 OVR)


Showdown is a great way to quickly play with these new players AND earn progress in the Program! Draft five Diamond batters, including Roberto Clemente Award recipients, to take on Final Boss Carlos Carrasco in the Roberto Clemente Day Showdown. Can you score enough runs with your drafted lineup in this batting-only game mode?

Conquest Map

Complete the Roberto Clemente Day Conquest Map in this strategy-based mode while you take turns attacking territories with fans, stealing opponents’ fans, and reinforcing your territories. Keep moving your fans to control and conquer the map! Look for hidden rewards including Stubs & Packs while gain progress towards the Program. 


Win games in the Roberto Clemente Day Event to add more Boricua ballplayers to your lineup with Charisma Alex Claudio (95 OVR) at 5 wins, Charisma Mike Lowell (97 OVR) at 20 wins, and Charisma Orlando Cepeda for earning 12 wins in one entry (12-1 or 12-0) before double elimination.

Event Rules:

  • Eligible Sets:
    • Core
    • Set 1
    • Set 2
    • Set 3
    • Set 4
  • Eligible Series:
    • Captain Series
    • Snapshot Series
    • Live Series
  • Other Eligible players:
    • Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Roberto Clemente Award Winners
    • Players from Puerto Rico
    • Team Affinity Henchmen

Collect the Event reward player items in the Roberto Clemente Day Program for fast progress towards more rewards.

Double XP Days

Earn 2X XP, from gameplay in any mode of MLB The Show 23, towards the Season 4 XP Reward Path during Double XP Days starting today and running until Tuesday (9/19) at approximately 12 PM PT. Play your favorite modes and earn twice the XP to help you get your hands on Season 4 XP Path Rewards during Double XP Days.

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 36

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 36 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 Dante Bichette (99 OVR) and Great Race of ’98 Series Mike Mussina (99 OVR). Available now in The Show Shop, Diamond Duos Choice Pack 36 costs 40,000 Stubs, and is limited to 1 pack per user.

Challenge of the Week 25

Earn official gear like bats, balls, and jerseys authentically signed by some of your favorite players by playing Challenge of the Week 25 available in Quick Play. Check out this week’s amazing Challenge of the Week Rewards.

Roster Update – Transactions

Alongside today’s content drop comes a 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.