Making it to the actual majors may not be as grueling as it is in The Show.

Select the retro mode to pay homage to your childhood idols—like recently enshrined Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.—while saving all your stats, or play GM and build a World Series champion.

The game puts you in the driver’s seat and brings you as close to the game as you can get without picking up your gear and begging for a tryout with your favorite pro team.

The realistic graphics and physics of the game will get any baseball fan hooked and the stat-keeping is as intricate as it is in real life. The pitching mechanics are especially realistic, matching each pitcher's specific pitch variety, movement, and velocity from the mound.

Let’s put it this way: If you miss your location in the strike zone, the batter will make you pay for it.

MLB The Show 17 is available on March 28. Pre-order the game for $60 at theshow.com.