Tim Anderson Is Cover Star For R.B.I. Baseball 21 (open.spotify.com)

There are few MLB players who have as much fun playing the game as Tim Anderson, so who better to grace the cover of the new installment of the R.B.I. Baseball video game series than the effervescent White Sox shortstop?
The 27-year-old bat-flipping enthusiast was unveiled as the cover star

There are few MLB players who have as much fun playing the game as Tim Anderson, so who better to grace the cover of the new installment of the R.B.I. Baseball video game series than the effervescent White Sox shortstop?

The 27-year-old bat-flipping enthusiast was unveiled as the cover star of R.B.I. 21 on Thursday, making him the first White Sox player to earn that distinction. Previous R.B.I. Baseball cover stars include Christian Yelich in 2020, Alex Bregman in ’19, Francisco Lindor in ’18, Corey Seager in ’17, Mookie Betts in ‘16 and Anthony Rizzo in ’15.

Even on an exciting Chicago team, Anderson shines bright. The shortstop won the American League batting title with a .335 average in 2019, and he followed it up by hitting .322 with 10 homers, an AL-leading 45 runs scored and a career-high .886 OPS this past season, as the White Sox reached the postseason for the first time since ’08. Anderson’s efforts earned him a ’20 Silver Slugger Award.

R.B.I. 21 will be available this March on PlayStation 4, the Xbox family of devices, Nintendo Switch, PC and supported mobile devices, but you can preorder it now. Those who preorder the game online at Target or Walmart will receive a free Topps Foil card featuring Anderson (while supplies last).

Listen to this year’s

on Spotify today, and get the latest updates by following @RBIGame on Twitter and Instagram, or by checking out RBIGame.com.

Fans will have more control than ever this year, with a new create-a-player mode and increased customization options, ranging from batting controls to camera angles. And, for the first time, the game will feature play-by-play commentary and have individual Statcast data for pitchers.

Thomas Harrigan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @HarriganMLB.



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