As part of their celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Frisco RoughRiders (Class AA; Texas League) will become Los Jinetes (The Riders).
“Los Jinetes” will be emblazoned across the front of the RoughRiders’ jerseys for the game. In addition to the new team name, the jerseys will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by featuring three additional elements honoring Mexican culture.
The most prominent feature is the serape pattern on the back, which is seen frequently in traditional Mexican blankets. Inside the numbers is a subtle pattern from the Mayan calendar, which remains an important aspect of Mexican culture, history and tradition. And finally, the right sleeve features a Mexican Sugar Skull, an important symbol in Mexican culture and throughout Día de los Muertos holiday celebrations.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5 and observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial. However in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on significance beyond that in Mexico and the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.
The first 1,500 fans in attendance for that evening’s game will receive a Los Jinetes jersey t-shirt.