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Showcasing contributions of Hispanic community

Hispanic Star aims to become a symbol of empowerment, pride
October 15, 2020

Más Allá del Diamante is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión’s community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball’s continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball. To close out the Hispanic Heritage Month

Espino stands tall among game's home run kings

Prodigious slugger fondly remembered as 'Babe Ruth of Mexico'
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

¡Pleibol! to highlight MiLB's community engagement

Smithsonian exhibit exploring impact of Latinas/os on American culture and the sport of baseball
October 9, 2020

Más Allá del Diamante is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión’s community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball’s continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball. As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month

Erie's Aguirre celebrates his roots through Copa

'Piñatas' represent youthful dreams of Mexican-American owner
@JoshJacksonMiLB
October 5, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Los líderes hispano/as, latino/as y latinxs comparten sus lecciones

October 2, 2020

Durante la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, Más Allá del Diamante presentará a líderes Hispanos, Latinos, Latinas y Latinxs de nuestra comunidad. En esta edición, compartimos con Daniel Vazquez, subgerente general para los 66ers de Inland Empire

Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx leaders share lessons

Vazquez, Yzaguirre, Richardson discuss identity in baseball
October 2, 2020

During Minor League Baseball’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Más Allá del Diamante will feature a Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx leader from an MiLB community. In this edition, we visit with Daniel Vazquez, assistant general manager for the Inland Empire 66ers

San Juan Marlins burned brightly, briefly in Minors

Puerto Rico club entertained fans in International League in 1961
@tylermaun
October 1, 2020

Tales of ballplayers who arrive on United States shores from across Latin America are well documented. A teenage player from a baseball hotbed signs a contract or heads to school and makes his way to the Draft. He journeys to far-flung destinations with the ultimate goal of big league ball

Kannapolis' Quiroz continues path as baseball lifer

Venezuela native brings unique experience to first managerial role
September 28, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

El crecimiento personal motiva a Jazzmine Young a empoderar a los demás

La líder Latina de Fresno comenta que 'hay espacio para nosotros' en la industria deportiva
September 25, 2020

Durante la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, Más Allá del Diamante presentará a líderes Hispanos, Latinos, Latinas y Latinxs de nuestra comunidad. En esta edición, compartimos con Jazzmine Young supervisora de servicio a los socios para los

Fresno's Young motivated to empower others

Latina leader knows 'there's space for us' in sports industry
September 25, 2020

During Minor League Baseball’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Más Allá del Diamante will feature a Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinxs leader from an MiLB community. In this edition, we visit with Jazzmine Young, partnership services manager for the Fresno Grizzlies (Fresno

Chronicling Copa, from coast to coast

Traveling MiLB scribe details 'Fun Cup' ballpark experiences
@BensBiz
September 24, 2020

Team names and logos often tell a regionally specific story, and this is especially true in the sprawling and eccentric world that is Minor League Baseball. Copa de la Diversión, an ever-growing Hispanic fan engagement initiative, has made it possible for many more stories to be told. Copa de la

El Paso's Rodriguez a model of success, inspiration

Manager has led teams in Minors, Majors, World Baseball Classic
September 21, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

From 'pure luck' to Latina leader

How Modesto's Hernández became a Minor League role model
September 18, 2020

During Minor League Baseball’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Más Allá del Diamante will feature a Hispanic, Latino, Latina or Latinx leader from a MiLB community. In this edition, we visit with Verónica Hernández, director of marketing and promotions for the Modesto

De 'pura suerte' a convertirse en líder latina

Conversamos con Verónica Hernández sobre su rol en Las Ligas Menores de Béisbol
September 18, 2020

Durante la celebración de el Mes de la Herencia Hispana y #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, Más Allá del Diamante presentará a líderes Hispanos, Latinos, Latinas y Latinxs de nuestra comunidad. En esta edición, compartimos con Verónica Hernández, directora de mercadeo y promociones para los

El Paso continues to honor innovative Diablos

Throwback identity still resonates with passionate fan base
@tylermaun
September 16, 2020

When it launched fully in 2018, Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión initiative was based on a mission of community service, inclusiveness and engagement with Latinx fans across the MiLB landscape. In some markets, that’s been a critical thread in franchise identities for decades. In the Southwest, teams have

Big Papi stole derby spotlight with Timber Rattlers

Ortiz outslugged Griffey, A-Rod in first full season in Minor Leagues
April 20, 2020

It's the greatest story barely told.And it took place at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, on July 29, 1996.

Veteran Peña leans on father for support

River Cats catcher has ultimate role model in five-time All-Star
@katiejwoo
June 14, 2019

For Francisco Peña, his road to the big leagues was paved in childhood. The son of five-time All-Star Tony Peña, he had a love of baseball engraved in him as a boy while following his dad around various Major League clubhouses. Tony, whose illistrious big league career spanned nearly two

El Latigo left legacy in a career cut short

Chavez strung together 17 straight complete games for Decatur in 1965
March 26, 2008

Minor League Baseball is known for its rich history, dating back more than 100 years. While much has been written about the best teams and top players who have graced the Minors, there remain many stories either untold or largely forgotten. Each week, MiLB.com will attempt to fill that gap