Minnesota Twins baseball team to sell Prince-related merch

Prince’s family has approved a range of hats, shirts, and balls.

February 27, 2018
Minnesota Twins baseball team to sell Prince-related merch Prince speaks onstage at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   Kevin Winter/Getty

The Minnesota Twins has announced plans to a deal to sell Prince-related merchandise, Chicago Star Tribune reports. Prince's local baseball team will sell the merch, including hats, shirts, and balls, in what is believed to be the first deal of its kind in Major League Baseball.

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Fans will be able to get their hands on Prince-branded Twins merch from April 5. The team will also hold a second annual Prince night in a game against the California Angels on June 8.

The deal was struck between the Twins’ retail provider, Delaware North Sportservice, and Bravado, a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. Bravado was hired by the Prince estate in 2017 to handle his merchandising and branding. Team representatives told the Star Tribune that Prince’s family approved of the deal.

Earlier this year Prince's estate adviser Troy Carter said that previously unreleased music is currently being mixed, adding that some of the Purple One's recordings are "mind-blowing."


Minnesota Twins baseball team to sell Prince-related merch