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Marvel, MiLB to Launch Defenders of the Diamond Program

October 13, 2021 - Triple-A East League (AAA East) - Louisville Bats News Release

CHICAGO - Minor League Baseball (MiLB) today announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment that will feature exclusive content and events at participating ballparks - including Louisville Slugger Field - beginning during the 2022 season.

As part of the "Defenders of the Diamond" event series, the Bats will host a Marvel Super Heroä themed game at Louisville Slugger Field each season from 2022-24. The Super Hero games will include:

Licensed special-edition Marvel Super Hero-branded jerseys

Marvel-themed activities during the game

Marvel-themed on-field promotions throughout the game

In addition, Marvel will create a "Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond" comic book for MiLB fans that will be distributed at MiLB ballparks, including Louisville Slugger Field, during the regular season. Co-branded merchandise and other surprises will also be unveiled in 2022.

Additional details will be announced at a later date.

The Louisville Bats are one of 96 MiLB teams participating in the "Defenders of the Diamond" event series.

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