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.

The team wears Ranas de Rio uniforms for Copa de la Diversion

The Greenville Drive wears their Copa de la Diversión uniforms while taking on the Asheville Tourists.

Photo by Gwinn Davis Media courtesy of Greenville Drive

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 Drive transforms into Ranas de Rio — so named after the Drive’s River Frog mascot.

A player runs in his Ranas de Rio uniform for copa de la diversion

Is it just us or does the Ranas de Rio uniform make you run faster?

Photo by Gwinn Davis Media courtesy of Greenville Drive

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

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