Diamondbacks unveil uniform honoring Hispanic culture

The Arizona Diamondbacks are honoring the state’s Hispanic culture with their brand-new gold “Las Serpientes” alternative jerseys as part of the City Link collection. 

The consistent functions the Arizona state flag and a referral to the 48th state’s label as the “Valley of the Sun.” They will debut them June 18 versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, per ESPN.

Nike, which created the uniforms, tweeted the colors are influenced by the Sonoran desert and the collection represents “community, with respect for the past and an eye towards the future.” 

“I was really excited about that because we are involving the Spanish community in a special way. Arizona has a really big Hispanic community, and for me to be part of that, I am really proud and excited about it,” Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta, who is Venezuelan, stated through ESPN. “We have Venezuelan guys, Dominican guys on our team to represent the Spanish community in Arizona. It really is a big deal for us, especially the way they’re doing it with the team name.”

Peralta assisted share the brand-new consistent news with a solo video using it. 

When will Diamondbacks use ‘Las Serpientes’

The Diamondbacks will use them 6 more times this season, through ESPN: 

  • July 16 vs. Chicago Cubs

  • July 30 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Aug. 13 vs. San Diego Padres

  • Sept. 24-26 vs. Dodgers for Hispanic Heritage Weekend, consisting of Roberto Clemente Day

Group president and CEO Derrick Hall stated the jersey will change the “Los D-backs” ones and might be more greatly utilized based upon fan response and group outcomes on the field. 

The D-Backs accepted participate when approached by MLB and Nike for the City Link inaugural run of jerseys. The Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox and Cubs likewise have City Link jerseys. 

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.