MLB The Show 20: 5th Inning Program Guide and Overview

The 4th Inning Program has wrapped up and that leads us to the 5th Inning Program for MLB The Show 20. The boss player rewards remain at 300 stars, and we’re also continuing the new trend of having rewards that go well past 300 stars.

The 300 star boss players are Signature Series Mariano Rivera, Silver Slugger David Ortiz and Signature Series Larry Walker. Larry Walker is a new face for the game so he has that going for him, but he will have stiff competition as Rivera and Ortiz have impressive ratings as well.

Below you can find your 5th Inning Program guide and breakdown. This guide will change and update as more content is released.


As usual, the entry fee is 500 stubs. The Final Showdown was Mariano Rivera in my test run, and I would suspect it’s always Mariano Rivera no matter what to coincide with him being a 5th Inning Boss.

Winning the Showdown will net you +70 program stars. Along the way, the same reward structure is in place as other Inning Program Showdowns, so you basically break even by getting past the first mini Showdown. You’ll get a silver player pack and a gold player pack as rewards along the way as well.


This time around we have six strongholds to conquer, so this is a little bigger than the 4th Inning Program Conquest map. This is a bridge design and you get two starting spots this time around, which is unique.

You get +30 program stars for completing all the missions, and the only mission to make sure you don’t miss is stealing 2 million fans at some point. As always, look out for secret rewards as you conquer territories.


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 stars)
  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale or Events (+15 stars)
  • Tally 11 hits online with All-Star series players (+15 stars)
  • Tally 5 RBIs online with Prime Mark Reynolds (+20 stars)

Collections And Moments

The first set of moments are tried to the Prime Mark Reynolds card.

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  • First Career Game
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Tally 2 hits
    • Tally 1 XBH
  • First Career Home Run
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • First Five-Hit Game
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 3 XBH
  • 40 Home Run Season
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • 100th Career Home Run
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Multi-Homer Machine
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Tally 2 XBH

As for collections:

  • 5th Inning Collection (+75 stars) – collecting all three bosses from 4th Inning
  • All-Star series players (+20 stars) – collect 15 All-Star series players
  • Prime Mark Reynolds (+20 stars) – collect 5th Inning Program Mark Reynolds

Bosses And Rewards

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Above are the three bosses at 300 program stars.

Here are the three mini-bosses at 150 program stars in the 5th Inning Program:

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  • Diamond Jose Alverado
  • Diamond Cliff Floyd
  • Diamond Bill Mazeroski

This program in total goes up to 900 stars, much like last month’s program. At launch, you can get 280 program stars, so you will naturally get to 300 stars knocking out of all of these launch objectives, even excluding your dailies.

Here are the rewards:

  • 5 stars – The Show pack
  • 20 stars – Gear Up Choice pack
  • 40 stars – The Handstand home run celebration
  • 60 stars – The Show Symbols universal profile icon
  • 80 stars – Bat Slam Choice pack
  • 100 stars – Headliners Set 5 pack
  • 120 stars – The Show Symbols universal profile nameplate
  • 140 stars – The Show pack
  • 150 stars – 5th Inning Choice pack
  • 160 stars – Get Up Baby audio call
  • 180 stars – The Show pack (x2)
  • 200 stars – Ballin Is A Habit pack
  • 220 stars – Classic Stadium Choice pack
  • 240 stars – Walkoff Salami audio call
  • 260 stars – We The People bat skin
  • 280 stars – The Show pack (x2)
  • 300 stars – 5th Inning Boss pack
  • 350 stars – 2,500 stubs
  • 400 stars – David Ortiz universal profile nameplate
  • 450 stars – Dive Bomber stadium sound
  • 500 stars – The Show pack (x5)
  • 550 stars – 3,500 stubs
  • 600 stars – Players League Semi-Finals Choice pack
  • 650 stars – Ballin Is A Habit pack
  • 700 stars – The Show pack (x5)
  • 750 stars – Ballin Is A Habit pack
  • 800 stars – The Show pack (x10)
  • 850 stars – Ballin Is A Habit Pack (x2)
  • 900 stars – The Show pack (x20)


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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:

  • Mariano Rivera
    • Pitch 25 innings with Mariano Rivera
    • Pitch 50 innings with Mariano Rivera
    • Tally 25 strikeouts with Mariano Rivera
    • Tally 52 strikeouts with Mariano Rivera
  • Larry Walker
    • Tally 123 hits with Larry Walker
    • Tally 53 XBH with Larry Walker
    • Tally 68 RBIs with Larry Walker
    • Tally 79 runs with Larry Walker
  • David Ortiz
    • Tally 103 hits with David Ortiz
    • Tally 46 XBH with David Ortiz
    • Tally 75 RBIs with David Ortiz
    • Tally 63 runs with David Ortiz

Credit: MLB The Show 20: 5th Inning Program Guide and Overview – Operation Sports