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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.

copa de la diversion yacumamas hat with orange snake in teal water

Check out the special Copa de la Diversión uniform.

Photo courtesy of @ashevilletourists

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 Tourists transform into Los Yacumamas — so named for the legendary snake-creature that is rumored to slither through Western North Carolina’s waters.

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 Los Yacumamas win by attending events and cheering them on. Just be sure you’re representing your team in style.

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