Women are getting into the MLB video game

Women are getting into the MLB video game

In a sign that women are increasingly taking their place in baseball, video game fans can create a female character in “MLB The Show 24,” available this month.

The product from Sony's San Diego studios allows users to bet on an athlete whose profile they have identified as part of a new mode specifically for women, “Road to the Show: Women Pave Their Way.” This will make it possible to follow the career path normally reserved for male players, from the minors to the big leagues.

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“This initiative was inspired by stories of women in baseball. Over the years they have made a splash in the sport. This includes legends like Toni Stone, one of the first women to play professional baseball. With a new narrative in MLB The Show 24, our team wanted a creation where dreams come true. “Adding to Road to the Show was the perfect opportunity to give our players the opportunity to experience everything,” narrative designer Mollie Braley told blog.playstation.com.

“This new video gaming experience represents a unique moment in the world of baseball. This will encourage, inspire and motivate people to achieve their dreams. “My hope with this project is to educate others by showing them that girls and women can play baseball and compete in the sport, regardless of their level,” added Kelsie Whitmore, the first woman to play in the minors . She is affiliated with a large organization.

Available for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles, MLB The Show 24 stars Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. It will be available on March 19th.