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Minor League Baseball has announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent storytelling brands, for an exciting event series that will play out in ballparks across all levels of MiLB starting in 2022. More >>

Check back as MiLB teams unveil their Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond promotional dates in 2022, or click here to get the latest updates from Minor League Baseball.

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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Event photos by Kamil Krzaczynski