FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Thursday afternoon the Fort Wayne Tincaps will become the “Manzanas Luchadores de Fort Wayne” for select games during the 2020 season.
This new name is translated to the “Fighting Apples” in Spanish as part of Minor League Baseball’s “Es Divertido Ser Un Fan” (It’s Fun To Be A Fan) Hispanic fan engagement initiative.
According to the Tincaps, they are scheduled to take on their Manzanas Luchadores identity for six games at Parkview Field during the 2020 season: May 1-3 and June 26-28. For these “Días de la Familia,” or Family Days, the team will wear special Manzanas Luchadores jerseys and hats, which will be revealed in March.
“We’ve very excited to debut our Manzanas Luchadores identity during the 2020 season,” said Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President for Marketing and Promotions. “The TinCaps take pride in Parkview Field being an inclusive place for all of our fans each and every game. Our Días de la Familia are a great way for us to further reach out to a growing community in our area and celebrate a culture that’s also shared by so many of our players from the San Diego Padres organization.”
On their website, fans can purchase an exclusive package for an All-Star ticket to each of the six games, which includes a Manzanas Luchadores hat per package, for $72.
This limited-time offer is available while supplies last through Dec. 31. Tickets to all TinCaps games will go on sale in February. Season ticket packages and group outings are already on sale.