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Isotopes cap inaugural run as Los Mariachis with another big crowd, victory

KOB.com Web Staff
August 19, 2018 10:37 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For the final time in 2018, the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening became Los Mariachis de Nuevo México—a name change that took the Duke City by storm.

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It was part of an ongoing promotion across Minor League Baseball to celebrate Hispanic tradition and culture, and it led to some massive crowds at the ballpark this year over four games. 

The team put a stunning cap on its 2018 run as Los Mariachis, beating the visiting Dorados de Sacrament to finish with a 3-1 record during the promotion.

Team officials are already thinking of ways to build on the promotion in 2019.

"We don't know what the schedule looks like, so we don't know necessarily how many games it's going to be, but chances are it's going to be around the same number as this year, which was four," said John Traub, vice president and general manager of the team. "But you know what? We're always up to the challenge. What can we do next? How can we improve this or that? We're going to take a deep breath once the season is over and try to figure out how we can do it bigger and better next year."

The Isotopes are auctioning off game-worn Mariachis jerseys and memorabilia signed by Isotopes players now that the promotion is over for the year, with the proceeds going towards scholarships from the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. 

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