In 2011, Ward revealed to Sports Illustrated that he'd already written a new sequel to Major League , describing it as "more than 20 years later, and Wild Thing is out of baseball. It's about him coming back." The cast members showed an interest in returning to the franchise, too—as Sheen put it, "I'm in, f*** yeah. Why not? I think enough time has gone by."
In fact, Ward intends to call the would-be project Major League 3 in an effort to officially forget the third installment happened. As detailed by Yahoo! Sports , the new Major League movie would pick up after Major League II with Jake Taylor still managing the team as they try for a World Series title. The return of Wild Thing would come in a coaching role for a new 19-year-old closer who comes dangerously close to 100MPH with his fastball—the twist being that he's Ricky Vaughn's own son. Ward said, "It's him having to deal with a son who can't stand him. When he sees him and sees the mother of his son again, he realizes she's the one who got away."
While Sheen's costumed attendance at the Cleveland Indians' final showdown with the Cubs in the 2016 World Series might have been aimed at nabbing the celebrity pitch of the night, it certainly echoed his recent suggestion that Ward's long-awaited follow-up is still in the works. He told The Hollywood Reporter in October 2016, "David Ward wrote the script for Major League 3 , which is as good as the first one. ML3 has as much heart, as much comedy as the original." He indicated that his former co-stars Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, and Wesley Snipes were also on board to start on the project, which they've "been trying to get done for a few years."
Sheen explained that the delay is due to disagreements with the production company Morgan Creek, but that they were working on finding a way to get around that issue. "The script that we've all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable. It's David Ward at his best. I mean, this is the guy who won the Oscar for writing The Sting . We could be in pre-production tomorrow."
In January 2004, Major League Baseball announced a new drug policy which originally included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30-days for second-time offenders, 60-days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders, all without pay, in an effort to curtail performance-enhancing drug use (PED) in professional baseball. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances , including steroids, which has been in effect since 1991.  The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from the . Congress , on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties; a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.