Starting at 3 p.m. EST a new event called the All-Star Summer Showdown will go live. The hook for this event is that you can only use AL pitchers and NL hitters. These will be 3-inning games, no Diamond players are allowed, and your team overall has to be a 78 overall or below. The event will run until July 6.
The big rewards for this event are as follows:
- 12-win streak: All-Star Nolan Ryan (96 overall)
- 40 cumulative wins: All-Star Evan Longoria (96)
- 9-win streak: All-Star James Shields (89)
- 25 cumulative wins: All-Star Jay Bruce (86)
So if you do rack up enough wins, these rewards should help you with the Felix Hernandez and Ryne Sandberg Programs as well. In addition to the new event, everyone should be receiving double XP and Tickets for completing games until July 4. Lastly, when this event goes live, you should presumably see a mission in the Events tab that will end up with you getting one random All-Star Series player in a pack of cards.