Here are all the confirmed legends for the new game and where they were first revealed. Speculate which cards you'd like to see of each player by checking out their BaseballReference pages. I'll update this list as more legends are revealed.
1. Christy Mathewson (First gameplay trailer)
2. Ty Cobb (First gameplay trailer)
3. Jason Kendall (First gameplay trailer)
4. Rob Dibble (First gameplay trailer)
5. Willie Mays (First gameplay trailer)
6. Jimmie Foxx (Defense Overhaul Twitch stream)
7. Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez (Hitting Twitch stream)
8. Cliff Lee (GameStop Monday RTTS video - Feb. 18)
9. Andruw Jones (RTTS Twitch stream)
10. Walter Johnson (RTTS Twitch stream)
11. Kerry Wood (Moments Twitch stream)
12. Cy Young (Moments Twitch stream)
13. Mark Prior (Moments Twitch stream)
14. Rogers Hornsby (Moments Twitch stream)
15. Lou Gehrig (March to October Twitch stream)
16. Hal Newhouser (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
17. Bret Boone (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
18. Don Mattingly (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
19. A.J. Burnett (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
20. Rickey Henderson (GameStop Monday Legends & Flashbacks video - Mar. 18)
21. Torii Hunter (Dev Tournament Twitch stream)
Are we counting returning legends? Because if so...
6. Ken Griffey Jr (1st trailer)
7. Babe Ruth (1st Trailer)
I'll take that 1955 Willy Mays... Thanks!
I hope contact hitting is better, otherwise cobb won't be much help
Rockies need a new Legend. Only so many years can Dante Bichette do it.
Larry walker or Helton would be nice
I'm not a Rockies fan, but Larry Walker's MVP season, HW card would be awesome.
Helton's steroid card ;)
Don't forget Tony Gwynn from the trailer as well
Looking forward to Dibble. I remember him from some game on Sega Genesis. Didn't have much stamina, but had the most powerful fastball.
Yeah, he had high 90s fastball and a devastating slider that if I remember correctly touched 90.
I hope contact hitting is better, otherwise Jason Kendall won't be much help
I would take any of these cards below
I hope when rebalancing attributes they relied less on HR's being so important for power.
Ty Cobb had power, but he didn't like to play the game that way. My favorite Cobb story is in May of 1925 he told a reporter that, for the first time in his career, he was going to swing for the fences. That day, he went 6 for 6, with two singles, a double and three home runs. The 16 total bases set a new AL record, which stood until May 8, 2012 when Josh Hamilton hit four home runs and a double for a total of 18 bases. The next day he had three more hits, two of which were home runs. The single his first time up gave him nine consecutive hits over three games. His five homers in two games tied a record shared with Cap Anson. Cobb wanted to show that he could hit home runs when he wanted, but simply chose not to do so. At the end of the series, the 38-year-old veteran superstar had gone 12 for 19 with 29 total bases and then went happily back to his usual bunting and hitting-and-running.
I think we had a different game, or mine was just older. In mine he threw 109 or 111, which was almost unhittable. Made up a little bit for the NL not having any power pitchers, although Maddux's circle change was pretty good. Still the AL had Cone, Clemens, and someone else. You could pick the same pitcher more than once, and my so called bud never wanted to play the NL, so I never saw anything but pure speed.
Lol, I was talking about the real Rob Dibble.
Yeah games back then he had nasty stuff.
Not sure what game you are talking about, but probably played it. I played them all.
Big ones that time was Sports Talk baseball and of course RBI baseball.
How do you think they'll make the stats for really old pitchers like Matthewson? I mean the dude had nearly 400 innings in a season, and his k/9 was well below average for today's standards. But it was a different game back then
My number 1 guy that I would love to see as a Marlins fan would have to be Sheffield! That would be so cool!
I remember Dibble (on the Dan Patrick and the Nasty Boy radio show) years ago claiming he threw 105/106 mph. At least he said that's what the stadium gun showed on the board.
This is part of what they are pushing in regards to this years game... how it pans out when we get to the online h2h environment will be what ultimately tells the story. If they are able to pull this off it takes care of one of the main issues from 18.
I think the highest I remember was like 101. That was back when 101 was jaw dropping. Not as much now
*Updated through 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 14*
I had to leave for work and missed the end of the stream. Happy to see Jimmie Foxx added.
*Updated through 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 14*
Returning legends seen in the last video: Boggs, Vizquel, Carew, R. Alomar