Avengers assemble! Have you ever thought about what characters some of the Seattle Mariners players would be in the superhero series by Marvel Studios? Probably not, so that is why we did it for you.
We promise there are not any Marvel Avengers spoilers if you have not seen all of the movies yet. I loved the Inifinity Sage, Marvel Cinematic Universe which includes 23 movies. Many of the characters in the movie series had distinct personalities and special traits, and those will be compared to some Seattle Mariners players.
No. 1: The Seattle Mariners’ Iron Man is Kyle Seager
Robert Downey Jr. played Iron Man (Tony Stark) in The Avengers’ story as a cocky, funny, and wealthy playboy. Although Tony Stark is known for his selfish actions, he is also an important part of the Avengers and quickly became an audience favorite. Stark became an unsung hero as the stories went on, and became a crucial part of the superhero group towards the end.
Generally speaking, Iron Man is also known as a durable person because of his suit of armor. For example, Cal Ripken Jr. was nicknamed Iron Man because of his ability to stay on the field. Ripken Jr. played 2,632 consecutive games to break Lou Gehrig’s record. This relates to Seager because of his long career with Seattle.
The Mariners third baseman has played 1,321 games in 10 seasons, all with the Mariners. Seager recently turned 33-years-old and is the best third baseman in Mariners history. Seager continues to produce as a long time veteran and is very much like a durable Iron Man.
Another reason why I chose Seager as the Iron Man of the Marvel Universe, is his leadership role on the team. Seager is one of the few veterans left on the rebuilding Mariners and has played an important part in the organization. The thing I like about Seager is his quiet leadership, the lead by example mentoring of the young players. Although Tony Stark is extroverted unlike Seager, they are both underrated leaders in their respective worlds.