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MLB The Show 21: 4th Inning Program Guide and Overview

MLB The Show 21 4th Inning Program Guide

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MLB The Show 21: 4th Inning Program Guide and Overview

The 4th Inning has launched in MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty,. We knew a new Wander Franco card was going to be among the bosses, and Future Stars Wander Franco is joined by Awards Eddie Murray and Milestone Christy Mathewson. All three 4th Inning Bosses are 99 overalls. The big change with this program comes in the form of a “tweak” to the last XP reward in the program. Instead of an 85-89 Live Series choice pack, you will now get a 90+ Live Series choice pack. This has already made waves on the marketplace with many of the top-end Live cards coming way down in price (at least in the short term). This new program will end 28 days from now, and the three new bosses will be available at 350,000 XP.

Looking at the bosses, Wander Franco will get the most buzz, but all three players are impressive. Mathewson takes on renewed interest this year since pinpoint pitching has allowed pitchers with weirder/slower windups to find new life. Mathewson is one of those pitchers. He has a screwball, 4-seam, 12-6 curve, changeup, and sinker as his pitches. He has 124 stamina and top-end control of every pitch. He might just be a nightmare to face. Eddie Murray is a switch hitter with 100+ ratings in every important hitting category (but can only play 1B). Franco is another switch hitter with elite hitting stats (but a level below Murray), and he can play SS/2B/3B.

As always, I will update these program guides as more content is added by SDS. The only thing I do not include are the Daily Missions, as those are tied to each person and update each day for a small amount of XP.

Now, let’s get to the program.

MLB The Show 21 4th Inning Program Guide

MLB The Show 21 4th Inning Program Guide

Showdown

4th Inning Program Showdown

The Final Showdown will inevitably be against Christy Mathewson. This Showdown has one mini-boss, and you can earn a Ballin’ Is A Habit pack, and earn The Show pack (x3) along the way.

Completing the Showdown gets you 35,000 XP.

Conquest

4th of July Conquest Map

The first Conquest map involves capturing eight strongholds. You do not need to steal any fans or conquer a stronghold by a certain turn. It is a straight forward 4th of July Conquest map.

This map is worth 25,000 XP.

The Life Conquest map

The second Conquest map (The Life) involves capturing five strongholds. This Conquest map is a little stricter than usual with you needing to capture certain strongholds before certain turns.

Here are all the secrets on that map courtesy of mlbtscardart.

This map is worth 25,000 XP.

Missions

There are three online missions to complete as of now. This is standard and more will be added throughout the month.

  • Competitive Dubs – Win 10 games in online modes (5,000 XP)
  • What Are They Feeding These Guys – Tally 20 hits online with Prospects, Future Stars, or Rookie Series players (5,000 XP)
  • Diamonds Form Under Pressure – Tally 5 saves online with diamond pitchers (3,750 XP)
  • But Not Formed Overnight – Tally 15 strikeouts online with diamond pitchers (3,750 XP)
  • Shining Bright! – Tally 10 home runs online with any All-Star series or Future Stars series players (7,500 XP)
  • Win Award, Begin Speech – Tally 15 XBH online with any Awards series or Monthly Awards series players (5,000 XP)
  • Wrap It Up B! – Tally 10 runs online with any Breakout series or 2nd Half Heroes players (5,000 XP)
  • No Cover For This Club – Tally 21 innings online with any 42 Series players (7,500 XP)
  • Two’s Company – Tally two doubles online with any (primary position) 2nd basemen (2,500 XP)
  • But Three’s A Crowd – Tally one triple with any player in online modes (2,500 XP)
  • Hitts Now – Tally 10 hits online with any Topps Now players (5,000 XP)

Collections And Moments

Note: For any old player programs from prior Innings, they still exist if you have not completed them yet. However, you won’t get the XP for “collecting” the cards in the new Inning, nor do you get XP for the prior Inning Program anymore once it is gone.

The first player program involves Milestone Billy Williams.

Milestone Billy Williams MLB The Show 21

Moments

  • Only Missing A Walk
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • Billy Makes Them Look Silly – 3 games
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 6 hits
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • Sweet-Swinging Billy Williams – 2 games
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 3 XBH
  • Send Them The Bill
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • A Plus-One
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 8 total bases
  • Billy Williams Day
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Get on base 2 times

Finishing all the moments will net you 2,200 stubs in total.

Moments

30 points total here.

  • Ronald Runs Miami – 4 games
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 3 XBH
    • Tally 15 total bases
  • Home Run Derby
    • Difficulty Rookie
    • Hit 5 home runs
  • Monster Mash Mancini
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Two-Time Champ
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Bottom 2: Lynn-Sanity
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Pitch 1 inning
    • Do not give up 1 hit
  • Top 3: Guerrero Warfare
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Top 5: The Bogeyman
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 2 hits
  • Bottom 5: The J.T. Guarantee
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Top 7: Ready Freddy
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Strike out 3 batters
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Do not give up 1 run
    • Do not walk 1 batter
  • Bottom 9: Heard You Loud And Clear
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Pitch 1 inning
    • Do not give up 1 run

The second player program involves 2021 All-Star Ronald Acuna Jr.

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The third player program involves 2nd Half Heroes Alan Trammell.

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Moments

  • All Aboard The Tram – 4 games
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 6 hits
    • Tally 1 XBH
  • A Blast In The Past
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • The Unstoppable Tram
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 4 total bases
  • Day-In And Day-Out – 3 games
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 6 hits
  • Setting New Tracks – 2 games
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 6 total bases
  • The Tram Has Left The Station
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Get on base 2 times

Missions

40 points total here.

  • Tally 60 total bases with 2021 All-Star series players
  • Tally 25 hits with 2021 All-Star series players
  • Tally 15 XBH with 2021 All-Star series players
  • Strike out 30 batters with 2021 All-Star series players
  • Tally 60 total bases with Home Run Derby series players
  • Tally 25 hits with Home Run Derby series players
  • Hit 10 home runs with Home Run Derby series players
  • Tally 15 XBH with Home Run Derby series players

Collections

30 points here

  • Collect all 30 of the Team Affinity 2021 All-Star series players.

As for collections:

  • 4th Inning Collection – Collect all three 3rd Inning Bosses (50,000 XP)
  • Awards Nelson Cruz – Collect Awards Nelson Cruz (20,000 XP)
  • Signature Whitey Ford – Collect Signature Whitey Ford (20,000 XP)
  • June Monthly Awards – Collect 3 June Monthly Awards players (20,000 XP)
  • Milestone Billy Williams – Collect Milestone Billy Williams (35,000 XP)
  • 2021 All-Star Ronald Acuna Jr. – Collect 2021 All-Star Ronald Acuna Jr. (35,000 XP)
  • Collect 2nd Half Heroes – Collect 10 2nd Half Heroes (15,000 XP)
  • Collect 2nd Half Heroes Alan Trammell – Collect 2nd Half Heroes Alan Trammell (35,000 XP)

Bosses And Rewards

Here are the three Bosses at 350,000 XP, plus their quirks:

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  • Future Stars Wander Franco
  • Milestone Christy Mathewson
  • Awards Eddie Murray

Here is the first set of players you get in a diamond choice pack. You only get one bite at this apple:

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  • All-Star Rollie Fingers
  • All-Star Tony Perez
  • All-Star John Smoltz

I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer here. Maybe Perez goes at the bottom of the three, but all three have upside as lower-end options.

The second set of players you get to choose from comes from a diamond Classics choice pack. You will only get one bite at this apple as well.

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  • Monthly Awards Tommy Edman
  • All-Star Joc Pederson
  • Monthly Awards Trevor May

I’m always Team Joc and that doesn’t change here.

Here are the main rewards:

  • 5,000 XP – 3,000 stubs, Airplane stadium sound
  • 10,000 XP – The Show pack
  • 17,500 XP – Ballplayer choice pack
  • 25,000 XP – Universal nameplate, 3,000 stubs
  • 32,500 XP – Diamond unlockables pack, 3,000 stubs
  • 40,000 XP – Ballplayer choice pack
  • 55,000 XP – Headliners Set 14 pack
  • 70,000 XP – The Show pack (x5)
  • 85,000 XP – Ballplayer choice pack
  • 100,000 XP – 4th Inning Diamond player pack
  • 115,000 XP – Stadium sound
  • 130,000 XP – Gold batting glove, 3,000 stubs
  • 145,000 XP – 42 Series choice pack
  • 160,000 XP – Baltimore Orioles Home 1966 jersey
  • 175,000 XP – 4th Inning Diamond Classics pack
  • 190,000 XP – Universal profile icon, 5,000 stubs
  • 205,000 XP – Gold Ballplayer choice pack
  • 220,000 XP – Home run call, 5,000 stubs
  • 235,000 XP – Diamond bat grip
  • 250,000 XP – Diamond bat skin
  • 270,000 XP – Diamond Stance socks
  • 290,000 XP – Diamond legend icon, 5,000 stubs
  • 310,000 XP – Gold Ballplayer choice pack
  • 330,000 XP – San Francisco Giants Home 1958 jersey
  • 350,000 XP – 4th Inning Bosses choice pack
  • 380,000 XP – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack
  • 410,000 XP – Diamond batting glove
  • 470,000 XP – Tampa Bay Rays Road 1999 jersey
  • 480,000 XP – The Show pack (x10)
  • 500,000 XP – Classic Stadium choice pack
  • 530,000 XP – The Show pack (x10)
  • 560,000 XP – Diamond Ballplayer choice pack
  • 590,000 XP – Kitchen Sink 1 pack
  • 620,000 XP – Kitchen Sink 2 pack
  • 650,000 XP – Live Series 90+ pack
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