6th Inning Program Guide: MLB The Show 20 – Operation Sports

The 5th Inning Program had new content up until yesterday, but now we set our sights on a 6th Inning Program guide. As usual, the best player rewards will be at 300 stars, and this reward structure overall is the most generous yet (as to be expected).

The 300 star boss players are Signature Series Greg Maddux, Signature Series Jimmy Rollins and MVP Stan Musial. All three players are 99 overall, and all three players provide some unique traits in the current landscape.

Maddux has arguably the best top-to-bottom control in the game. Rollins is arguably the best SS in the game when factoring in that he’s a switch hitter. Musial has absolutely nutty hitting stats and has 1B flexibility on defense to get his bronze defense to a less damaging spot on the diamond. Rollins and Maddux are probably more unique than Musial in what they provide, but Musial’s raw attributes keep his name in the conversation.

Below you can find your 6th Inning Program guide and breakdown. This guide will change and update as more content is released.

Showdown

The entry fee here is 500 stubs. The Final Showdown should usually be against Greg Maddux, and your final reward this time includes a Headliners Set 34 pack, which is a nice touch.

Winning the Showdown will net you +70 program stars. Along the way, the same general reward structure is in place but with slight bonuses now. So now you basically break even by beating two challenges rather than even having to beat the first mini boss. You’ll get two Show packs and a gold player pack as rewards along the way as well if you beat certain challenges.

Conquest

This time around we have four strongholds to capture, and the White Sox have one of the more unique starting setups I have ever seen on a Conquest map. This appears to be a fish of sorts, and there should be plenty of good secret rewards in this map considering how generous SDS is being elsewhere in this program. You will get a Ballin’ Is A Habit pack for capturing the strongholds, and 10 The Show packs for capturing every territory.

Be sure to steal 3 million fans along the way as well to complete that last challenge that you might miss, and this will net you +30 program stars.

JProGaming27 has now posted all the secrets from the first Conquest map:

Missions

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 a player program at the launch of this program, there’s a fourth mission to complete.

  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons (+15 program stars)
  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons, BR or Events (+15)
  • Tally 18 innings online with Prime players (+15)
  • Tally 2 saves online with Breakout Blake Treinen (+20)
Collections And Moments

The first set of moments are tied to the Breakout Blake Treinen card.

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  • Treinen’s First Save
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Save 1 game
    • Strike out 1 batter
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • Two-Inning Save
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Save 1 game
    • Strike out 4 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • Blake “Physics Defying” Treinen
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Save 1 game
    • Strike out 3 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • First All-Star Game
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Pitch 1 inning
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Do not walk 1 batter
    • Do not hit 1 batter
  • Wild Card Clincher
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Save 1 game
    • Strike out 1 batter
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Do not walk 1 batter
    • Do not hit 1 batter
  • 38th Save
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Save 1 game
    • Strike out 2 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run

As for collections:

  • 6th Inning collection (+75 stars) – Collect all three 5th Inning bosses
  • Prime Series players (+20 stars) – Collect 7 Prime series players
  • Breakout Blake Treinen (+20 stars) – Collect Breakout Blake Treinen from 6th Inning program
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 6th Inning Program:

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  • Prime Denny Martinez
  • Breakout Monte Irvin
  • Rookie of the Year Corey Seager

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:

  • 5 stars – The Show pack
  • 20 stars – Gear Up Gold Choice pack
  • 40 stars – Ecstatic Burger Man universal profile icon
  • 80 stars – Unlockable Choice pack for a bat slam
  • 100 stars – Headliners Set 6 pack
  • 120 stars – Headliners Set 19 pack
  • 140 stars – Braves Legends universal profile nameplate
  • 150 stars – 6th Inning Henchman Choice pack
  • 160 stars – Home run call
  • 180 stars – The Show pack (x2)
  • 200 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit Pack
  • 220 stars – Classic Stadium Choice pack
  • 240 stars – Cricket stadium sound
  • 260 stars – Javier Baez “El Mago” Stance socks
  • 280 stars – The Show pack (x2)
  • 300 stars – 6th Inning Boss Choice pack
  • 350 stars – 3,000 stubs
  • 400 stars – Wizard universal profile nameplate
  • 450 stars – The Show pack (x5)
  • 500 stars – The Show pack (x5)
  • 550 stars – Players League Semi-Finals Choice pack
  • 600 stars – 4,500 stubs
  • 650 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack and 2,000 stubs
  • 700 stars – 4,500 XP
  • 750 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 800 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 850 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x5)
  • 900 stars – Ducks On The Pond Choice pack

You can also go to the Show store right now and redeem a free pack to get a Live series diamond between an 85-89 overall:

Prestige

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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 Greg Maddux
    • 57 IP
    • 105 IP
    • 47 strikeouts
    • 95 strikeouts
  • Prestige Stan Musial
    • 120 hits
    • 46 XBH
    • 64 RBIs
    • 66 runs
  • Prestige Jimmy Rollins
    • 111 hits
    • 48 XBH
    • 53 RBIs
    • 71 runs

Credit: 6th Inning Program Guide: MLB The Show 20 – Operation Sports

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