For the second time this season at AT&T Park in San Francisco, baseball heroes and superheroes took the field together. Saturday was Superhero Day at the home of the Giants, and it was action packed — from the first pitch to the last hit.
Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee (the creator of some all-time classic characters, like Spider-Man) got the day started by tossing the ceremonial first ball, with some help from Giants pitcher Sergio Romo:
Fans usually come to the park wearing their favorite player's jersey. But for Superhero Day, some people came dressed up as comic book characters, like these two in full Wolverine and X-Man Jubilee attire:
Some people even wore their costumes while racing on paddleboards in McCovey Cove. Watch as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and the Incredible Hulk discover something none of them are good at:
And what would Superhero Day be without some real-life, on-field heroics? On Saturday, they came from Michael Morse, who hit a walk-off single to give the Giants a 5-4 W over the New York Mets:
After the game, the Giants shared a photo of Morse and Stan Lee meeting in the clubhouse prior to the start of the game. Maybe that was a gamma ray handshake. Or maybe there's a radioactive spider in there. Whatever happened, it can't be a coincidence that Morse became a baseball hero mere hours after he met Stan the Man!
Photo: Ben Margot/AP Photo