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How to celebrate baseball with Copa de la Diversión

We dive into what the Copa de la Diversión series is and the history behind this event which lasts the entire season of Minor League Baseball.

Pitcher wearing light blue Vihuelas uniform for copa de la diversion

Check out the special Copa de la Diversión uniform.

Photo by Casey Gower, courtesy of Nashville Sounds

Minor League Baseball fans know that baseball season means it’s time for Copa de la Diversión (or “Fun Cup”) — a season-long event series designed to “connect teams with their local US Hispanic communities.”

For special games and events, the Sounds transform into the Vihuelas — so named after the classic Mexican guitar. During Copa, the team wears a logo featuring this guitar in a woodcarving-style famous in Mexico.

A player tips his Vihuelas hat for Copa de la Diversion

Okay, we need that hat.

Photo courtesy of the Nashville Sounds

Copa de la Diversión began in 2017 with four teams in Charlotte, Durham, Visalia, and Las Vegas. The next year, it expanded to 33 teams and added a little competition. The 2018 winner? The attendance-record-breaking Mariachis de Nuevo México in Albuquerque.

This year, 90 MiLB teams will compete to be crowned campeón based on ballpark experience, community engagement, and philanthropic impact.

Help the Vihuelas win by attending events and cheering them on at one of these upcoming games:

  • Vihuelas vs. Iowa Cubs | Saturday, May 27 | 6:35 p.m.
  • Vihuelas vs. Gwinnett Stripers | Friday, June 16 | 6:35 p.m.
  • Vihuelas vs. Charlotte Knights | Sunday, Aug. 20 | 6:05 p.m.

Just be sure you’re representing your team in style.

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