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9th Inning Program Guide: Honus Wagner, Jimmie Foxx and Kenley Jansen

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9th Inning Program Guide: Honus Wagner, Jimmie Foxx and Kenley Jansen

While it probably won’t be the last program, we have officially entered the 9th Inning and this 9th Inning Program guide is here to encapsulate all the new goodies. This also means the 8th Inning Program has come to an end. This 9th Inning Program is interesting because it has a lot of fan favorites but also a couple more confusing picks.

9th Inning Program Guide

9th inning program splash

That being said, we have Prime Honus Wagner, Signature Series Kenley Jansen and Awards Jimmie Foxx as the bosses this time around. Kenley Jansen is the confusing one to me because he’s not a favored pitcher in The Show in recent times. Now, this might be different because SDS gave him a major pitching repertoire boost. In addition to the known cutter and slider, he also has a sinker and changeup now to go with the 4-seam fastball. Plus, he has amazing per-9s that should help as well.

Awards Jimmie Foxx will most likely be the most-wanted player here. He’s a 1B with catcher eligibility and maxed out contact from both sides of the plate with elite power.

Lastly, we have Prime Honus Wagner, which everyone most likely remembers from the extended player program from last year. Honus is a super utility player who has five-star tools and will also be a popular pick.


9th inning program showdown

As per usual, the entry fee here is 500 stubs. The Final Showdown will be against Signature Series Kenley Jansen (so it’s even easier than usual because it’s a reliever you can wear down). The final reward for winning is three Ballin’ Is A Habit packs and 1,500 stubs. You can also pick up 14 The Show packs, Headliners Set 40 pack, two gold player packs, Headliners Set 43 pack, Headliners Set 47 pack, Headliners Set 49 pack and a Headliners Set 45 pack if you complete every matchup.

Winning the showdown will net you +70 program stars. Some of the rewards you can snag along the way include a Headliners bundle, seven The Show packs and a Home Run Derby set 2 pack.


9th inning conquest map


The conquest map has 7 strongholds to capture. The two unique goals you need to complete are taking the Reds’ stronghold on turn one and stealing 3 million fans.

JProGaming27 of course has all the secrets of the map as well:

The best goodies in those secrets are the Headliners Set 50 pack and the Headliners two-pack.

The second Conquest map unlocks an Awards Bob Gibson card and nets you +20 stars in the program.

bob gibson conquest map

Here are the secrets via JProGaming:


We have the two standard online missions so far, with the third bonus mission being switched out as usual. On top of that, since we have two player programs at the launch of this program, there’s a fourth mission to complete (but not a fifth).

  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons (+15)
  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons/BR/Events (+15)
  • Tally 10 hits online with Postseason players (+15)
  • Tally 10 put-outs online with Signature Series Jim Edmonds (+20)

Collections And Moments

The first set of moments is tied to Signature Series Jim Edmonds:

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Oh yes, he is now here. Jim Edmonds only really being available for a crazy price up until now (he was an early BR reward) means a lot of people have been hankering for their chance to use a Diamond Dynasty legend. Edmonds always outplays his ratings so even if this card’s ratings don’t blow you away, you know he’s still going to mash.

  • First Career Home Run
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Jimmy Baseball
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 6 total bases
  • Foreshadowing The Playoffs
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • The Playoffs Are No Joke, Jim – 3 games
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Get on base 8 times
    • Tally 4 XBH
  • 300th Career Home Run
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Edmonds’ Signature Moment
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run

Each of the moments is worth 7 points for a total of 42 of 50 points needed to unlock Edmonds.

The second set of moments is tied to Prime Hunter Pence:

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The twitchy one just retired and his cards can be a little tougher to gauge, but this is not that dissimilar to Edmonds. It just has more of a lean towards beating up on left-handed pitching rather than right-handed pitching.

  • Bam Bam
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Tally 1 hit
  • The Reverand
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • Welcome To SF
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • 3 Hits 1 Swing
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 3 RBI
  • Even Season
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Hit 1 home run
  • 200 In Grand Fashion
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • The Natural
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Tally 1 hit
    • Tally 2 RBI
  • Captain Underpants
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Win 1 game

Each moment is worth 6 or 7 points, and you can only unlock Pence via moments. You will need to complete every moment to get the 50 total points needed to unlock him.

As for collections:

  • 9th Inning collection (+75 stars) – Collect all three 8th Inning bosses
  • Postseason Series Players (+20) – Collect 6 Postseason players
  • Prime Hunter Pence (+20) – Collect Prime Hunter Pence
  • Signature Jim Edmonds (+20) – Collect Signature Series Jim Edmonds
  • Awards Bob Gibson (+20) – Collect Awards Bob Gibson

Bosses And Rewards

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Above are the three bosses at 300 program stars.

Here are the mini bosses (or henchmen) at 150 program stars in the 9th Inning Program:

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  • Signature Series Vida Blue
  • Awards Steve Finley
  • Awards Craig Kimbrel

Two more fan-favorite picks here with a less favorable reliever — much like the bosses. Finley and Blue already had cards this year, but I still suspect both these cards will be in high demand. They’re just too enjoyable to use and they each have too many fans to go under the radar. Finley is also a lot like Edmonds where he just outplays his ratings without fail.

This program in total goes up to 900 stars, much like last month’s program.

Here are the rewards all the way up to 900 stars:

  • 10 stars – Nike Vapor Ultrafly Elite 3 cleat
  • 20 stars – Gear Up gold choice pack
  • 30 stars – Gear Up diamond choice pack
  • 40 stars – Pennant Universal profile nameplate
  • 60 stars – Diamond “Wiggler Slam” bat slam
  • 80 stars – “Oh Boy” stadium sound
  • 100 stars – Headliners Set 50 pack
  • 120 stars – Classic Stadium choice pack
  • 140 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack
  • 150 stars – 9th Inning mini-boss choice pack
  • 160 stars – 3,500 stubs
  • 180 stars – “Put It On The Board!” home run call
  • 200 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 220 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x2)
  • 240 stars – “Goat Scream” stadium sound
  • 260 stars – Exclusive Postseason bat skin
  • 280 stars – Mint Condition universal profile nameplate
  • 300 stars – 9th Inning Boss choice pack
  • 350 stars – 5,000 stubs
  • 400 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 450 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 500 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x5)
  • 550 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x5)
  • 600 stars – 6,000 stubs
  • 650 stars – Ducks On The Pond choice pack
  • 700 stars – Ducks On The Pond choice pack
  • 750 stars – 7,500 stubs
  • 800 stars – Elite Ducks On The Pond choice pack
  • 850 stars – Elite Ducks On The Pond choice pack
  • 900 stars – Beach Ball choice pack


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You will need to prestige these cards like the others, which is via online stat missions that will take major time commitments. Here are the stats required:

  • Prestige Kenley Jansen
    • 35 IP
    • 69 IP
    • 40 strikeouts
    • 80 strikeouts
  • Prestige Jimmie Foxx
    • 150 ABs
    • 102 hits
    • 47 XBH
    • 62 runs
  • Prestige Honus Wagner
    • 150 ABs
    • 100 hits
    • 34 XBH
    • 50 runs

We will update this 9th Inning Program guide with any other information that is revealed so be sure to bookmark this page if you want to come back later.

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