The Mariachis de Nuevo México beat out 71 other teams to be voted by fans as the best 2019 Copa de la Diversión identity in an online contest held by Minor League Baseball.
The Mariachis survived three rounds of voting and defeated their fellow Pacific Coast League team, los Lowriders de Fresno (Fresno Grizzlies) in the championship round.
With a new look in 2019, the Mariachis added a touch of turquoise, the New Mexico state gem, to their logo and unveiled new uniforms featuring the color.
"Adding turquoise to our logo was something we wanted to do to incorporate more of New Mexico than we already have," said Isotopes Vice President and General Manager John Traub.
This is yet another honor for the Mariachis de Nuevo México, who won 2018's inaugural Copa de la Diversión, or "Fun Cup." The initiative is a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams' local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.
The 2019 Copa de la Diversión winner will be announced at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December.
About the Mariachis:
Mariachi bands, like baseball, provide the colorful soundtrack of people's lives. Mariachis represent celebrations and shared experiences for family and friends; the very fabric of Minor League Baseball. By rebranding to the "Mariachis," the team honors the function of these musicians, celebrates their heritage and provides a communal bonding experience over dance, attire and music.
Las bandas de Mariachi, como el béisbol proven una imagen colorida de la vida cotidiana de las personas. Los Mariachis representan las celebraciones y las experiencias compartidas entre familiares y amigos, lo cual representa la estructura de Las Ligas Menores del Béisbol. Cuando nos renovamos con el concepto de los "Mariachis", el equipo honra el trabajo de estos músicos, celebra la herencia y provee a la comunidad local con otra oportunidad de unirse mediante la música, la vestimenta y el baile.
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