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Minor League Baseball and Marvel Entertainment have partnered on an exciting three-year program called “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” featuring 96 different Minor League clubs across all four levels. The fun began during the 2022 MiLB season with each club hosting at least one Marvel theme night at their ballpark involving popular Marvel Super Hero character appearances, special Marvel-inspired uniforms, custom Minor League Baseball designed comic books and entertaining Marvel-themed interactive promotions throughout the game. As part of the Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond series, Marvel animators have reimagined team logos for all participating clubs. Teams will be wearing these logos on field in 2024, as they defend their own diamond!

Marvel, MiLB three-year partnership promises a universe of possibilities

Captain America sprinting up the line. Thor bringing the hammer at the plate. Spider-Man providing web gems. Hawkeye showing impeccable control. Rocket Raccoon entering from the mound for comic relief. Black Panther protecting home forever.

Defenders of the Diamond, assemble.

Minor League Baseball and Marvel Entertainment announced a promotional three-year partnership on Wednesday at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, home of the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit.

Set to launch next season, the program will feature 96 different Minor League clubs across all four levels hosting at least one super hero theme night involving popular Marvel characters -- complete with specialized jerseys, of course -- along with other Marvel-themed activities and promotions taking place throughout the game.

The event series is officially called "Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond" and will also come with its own run of comic books, which will be distributed at participating ballparks.

And then there's this plot twist from the press release: "Co-branded merchandise and other surprises will be unveiled in 2022." Full story

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