The El Paso Diablos moniker will once again be associated with Minor League Baseball, as the El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) have announced Diablos Days Wednesdays. The recurring promotion will feature the Chihuahuas donning uniforms that are modeled after those worn by the El Paso Diablos (Class AA; Texas League) in 1987.
“We are extremely proud and excited to bring this iconic name and look back under the control of Minor League Baseball and more importantly, El Paso, its true home,” said Chihuahuas vice president and general manager Brad Taylor.
Diablos Days features uniforms from the 1987 season in honor of the 30th anniversary and the success of the late-80s’ teams. In 1986, the Diablos won the Texas League Pennant and in 1988, had a young prospect named Gary Sheffield. Sheffield went on to become a nine-time Major League Baseball All-Star, slugging 509 homeruns during his 22-season career.
On top of wearing Diablos uniforms, the Chihuahuas will resurrect some of the sights and sounds of the Dudley Dome. Fans are encouraged to bring their handkerchiefs to wave “Bye Bye Baby” as the visiting pitcher gets taken out of the game, get their voices ready to shout “We Want A HIT!” and more. A complete new videoboard look with Diablos themes will complete the transformation of Diablos Days.
In honor of the U.S. Army’s 242nd Birthday Celebration presented by GECU on Wednesday, June 14th, the team will wear its Chihuahuas camo jerseys to pay tribute to our troops in place of Diablos uniforms.
Wednesdays will continue to feature Seniors Eat Free presented by CBS 4, 92.3 The Fox, Jose, Tricolor and El Paso Inc. where Chihuahuas guests ages 60 years and older will receive a free Jumbo Hotdog Meal.