New MLB The Show 23 Storylines Trailer Spotlights The Chicago American Giants

As part of MLB The Show 23's in-depth Storylines mode, you'll be getting to know the iconic Chicago American Giants, and a new trailer spotlights this legendary team.

Published: March 6, 2023 10:34 AM /


A stylized artistic banner showing the name "Chicago American Giants" in the new MLB The Show 23 trailer

A new MLB The Show 23 trailer has provided a deep dive into one of the game's Storylines teams. The Chicago American Giants were, as the name implies, giants of the baseball world in the early 20th century, and they'll be one of the teams you get to know when you're playing through Storylines.

Back in February, Sony and San Diego Studio revealed that the new MLB The Show 23 Storylines mode would revolve around legendary Black athletes in baseball, with specific reference to the Negro Leagues, as they were called then. One of the biggest teams in the Leagues was the Chicago American Giants, who began life as the Leland Giants and who would go on to achieve greatness, largely thanks to baseball legend Rube Foster.

In the new MLB The Show 23 trailer, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick tells the story of Foster and the Giants. Foster wrested control of the team from Frank Leland in 1910, leading them to a stunning 1911 in which they won 123 games and lost just 6. Kendrick acknowledges this sounds like "something right out of a video game", but it's the truth.

Under Foster's guidance, the Chicago American Giants, as he renamed them, would go on to become dominant when the Negro Leagues were formed in 1920. As Kendrick tells it, "only the Kansas City Monarchs" were able to rival the Giants' prowess, but even then, the Giants spent an unparalleled 42 years in the Negro Leagues, beating every other franchise in terms of longevity. Suffice it to say that getting to live through this period of sporting history is going to be very exciting indeed.

MLB The Show 23 launches for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on March 28th. It will feature extensive gameplay changes compared to last year's installment, and it'll also allow you to scan your own face into the game to give your created player that crucial edge when it comes to realism. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more exciting MLB The Show news.

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