Featuring San Jose’s ferocious mascot, Gigante, the Giants pay homage to their loveable gorilla with their Marvel inspired logo while creating an alternate, banana yielding, identity for nights they are tasked with Defending the Diamond!
Crime Fighters Assemble! The San Jose Giants have once again collaborated with Marvel for 2023 to take part in Minor League Baseball’s official Marvel’s Defender of the Diamond program. After a successful mission in 2022, this years installment of the ‘action-packed’ program will feature a new signature look for your San Jose Heroes. Gigante trained at the Avengers HQ this off-season so Marvel animators could work closely with him to design a new, one-of-a-kind uniform to be worn on-field in 2023.
This new on-field look will be worn multiple times throughout the 2023 season and those dates will be announced soon. You can also head to the San Jose Giants Dugout Store NOW to grab your super gear and suit up in time to Defend the Diamond!
In 2022, the San Jose Giants teamed up with Marvel for an action-packed night at Excite Ballpark and the inaugural Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond Night! The Giants wore Hulk inspired jerseys that were auctioned off and autographed after the game, alongside other SUPER promotions that took place throughout the night.
Fortunately, the San Jose Giants defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3-2 in what ended up being an epic defense of the diamond. As the battle got heated between the two clubs, Yorlis Rodriguez ‘HULK SMASHED’ a go-ahead Homerun late in the game to give the Giants the lead. Then Joe Kemlage put an end to the Quakes with a monster final strike out.
2023 San Jose Giants x MARVEL Dates:
- Friday, July 21st (Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond Night)
- Saturday, July 22nd (Marvel's Super Hero Night; Black Panther Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Adobe)
*Jersey auction begins Friday, July 21st and will conclude during Saturday's game