Marvel and Minor League Baseball Team-Up for ‘Defenders of the Diamond’

On the eve of the Major League Baseball’s postseason, the place baseball’s heroes shine vibrant, Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) and Marvel Entertainment nowadays started liberating the staff trademarks designed through Marvel’s mythical illustrators for the 96 groups taking part in the “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” particular tournament and content material sequence. The Marvel-created trademarks that includes MiLB groups’ distinctive manufacturers and mascots can be worn on-field for the first time in 2023.

 The preliminary liberate commenced nowadays at Marvel Entertainment’s sales space at New York Comic Con inside of the Javits Center in Manhattan. The first 4 MiLB staff trademarks unveiled come with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and the Hartford Yard Goats.

After nowadays’s release, MiLB and Marvel will unveil new trademarks from the “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” program all through October and November till all 96 Marvel creations were published, culminating with’s unique products release, together with the New Era Cap Co. on-field sport caps, on Friday, November 18, 2022.

MiLB and Marvel first offered the “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” three-year partnership remaining October, hinting at a lot of alternatives to collaborate and co-create content material for each sports activities and comedian enthusiasts.

“The first phase of MiLB’s groundbreaking partnership with Marvel Entertainment delivered on our promise to bring our unique brand of fun and entertainment to more fans across the country,” mentioned Kurt Hunzeker, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Minor League Business Operations. “When you combine the creative power of these two storied brands, the promotions, events, and now merchandise fans will see in ballparks and retail stores in the years ahead will create memories that will be passed from generation to generation, and we are beyond excited to share these new team-specific logos and characters Marvel created as we build excitement for the 2023 baseball season.”

All 96 taking part MiLB groups will put on complete uniforms that includes the Marvel-designed trademarks for a minimum of one “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond”-themed sport in 2023 and 2024.

Additionally, Marvel has created a “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” comedian ebook sequence for MiLB enthusiasts that can be dispensed in taking part MiLB ballparks all through the subsequent two seasons.

“Marvel, at its core, is built around telling amazing relatable stories and creating lasting experiences,” mentioned Brian Crosby, Creative Director, Marvel Themed Entertainment. “Over this past year, more than 750,000 fans of both Marvel and Minor League Baseball were able to experience the game in a whole new way with an all-ages friendly comic book about the Minor League Baseball players themselves teaming up with the Avengers to “Defend the Diamond” from an underworld invasion! Year two takes this collaboration to a complete new stage, and we will’t wait for enthusiasts to peer their favourite Minor League staff trademarks reimagined via the ingenious lens of Marvel artists. We hope enthusiasts will be capable of have fun and constitute their favourite groups as by no means sooner than.”

Teams opting into the Marvel partnership come with: Aberdeen IronBirds, Albuquerque Isotopes, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Arkansas Travelers, Asheville Tourists, Augusta GreenJackets, Beloit Sky Carp, Biloxi Shuckers, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Birmingham Barons, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Buffalo Bisons, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Charleston RiverDogs, Charlotte Knights, Chattanooga Lookouts, Clearwater Threshers, Columbia Fireflies, Columbus Clippers, Corpus Christi Hooks, Dayton Dragons, Daytona Tortugas, Delmarva Shorebirds, Durham Bulls, El Paso Chihuahuas, Erie SeaWolves, Eugene Emeralds, Everett AquaSox, Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fresno Grizzlies, Frisco RoughRiders, Great Lakes Loons, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Greenville Drive, Gwinnett Stripers, Harrisburg Senators, Hartford Yard Goats, Hickory Crawdads, Hillsboro Hops, Hudson Valley Renegades, Indianapolis Indians, Inland Empire 66ers, Iowa Cubs, Jersey Shore BlueClaws, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Lake County Captains, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lansing Lugnuts, Las Vegas Aviators, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Louisville Bats, Lynchburg Hillcats, Memphis Redbirds, Midland RockHounds, Modesto Nuts, Montgomery Biscuits, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Norfolk Tides, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Omaha Storm Chasers, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Portland SeaDogs, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Reno Aces, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Rochester Red Wings, Rocket City Trash Pandas, Rome Braves, Round Rock Express, Sacramento RiverCats, Salem Red Sox, Salt Lake Bees, San Antonio Missions, San Jose Giants, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Somerset Patriots, South Bend Cubs, Spokane Indians, Springfield Cardinals, St. Lucie Mets, St. Paul Saints, Stockton Ports, Sugar Land Space Cowboys, Syracuse Mets, Tampa Tarpons, Toledo Mud Hens, Tri-City Dust Devils, Tulsa Drillers, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wichita Wind Surge, Winston-Salem Dash, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and Worcester Red Sox.

Fans can observe alongside all the way through the unveiling celebrations through visiting to peer every new brand and to be informed extra about MiLB and Marvel’s multi-year partnership.

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