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.
ISOTOPES NOTES: After a three-day all-star game break Albuquerque returns to action tonight when it opens a four-game series at El Paso at 7:05 p.m. The Isotopes return home Monday to open a seven-game homestand against the Fresno Grizzlies and El Paso Chihuahuas. The ‘Topes will assume their Mariachis alter ego for the July 19 game against El Paso.