SAN JUAN, PR — October 19, 2023 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — After a series of successful events at select MLB stadiums in Arlington, New York, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh, 21 Events, in partnership with the PRCDA (Puerto Rico Convention District Authority), proudly recaps the entire ‘Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark’ series culminating during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Leveraging the resources of LatinoBaseball.com, 21 Events embarked on a mission to curate a collection of baseball events designed to illuminate Puerto Rico’s rich 125-year baseball legacy, dating back to January 1898. This celebration also served as a tribute to the numerous exceptional ballplayers nurtured by the island throughout its history.
Each game offered a variety of engaging activities. Some featured live musical performances, while others presented carefully curated playlists that resonated with the audience. Eye-catching signage and captivating videos added to the excitement. Before each game, a special on-field tribute paid homage to the featured players, and for most games, a distinguished representative of Puerto Rico proudly threw the ceremonial first pitch. Attendees also enjoyed interactive booths at most of the games, each offering its own set of exciting giveaways. 21 Events’ partnership with the PRCDA extended to the airwaves, with compelling promotions broadcasted through local regional sports networks (RSNs) on television and radio. In Pittsburgh, a special screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary ‘3000 Razones’ was also held in tribute to Roberto Clemente.
Additionally, the event organizers commissioned custom artwork as part of each event, paying homage to Puerto Rican ballplayers and expertly weaving their unique Puerto Rican legacy into the design. The player received an exclusive framed artwork, tailored and presented to them on the field before the game.
The participating teams in the series included the Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Atlanta Braves, the Minnesota Twins, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The players who were recognized included Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez, Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, Francisco Lindor, Ramón Vázquez, Alex Cora, Javier Báez, Joe Jiménez, Eddie Rosario, Enrique Hernández, Willi Castro, Carlos Correa, Emilio Pagán, Christian Vázquez, Jose Miranda, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene, and Joshua Palacios.
“We are thrilled to have extended our partnership with 21 Events as we paid tribute to the exceptional legacy of Puerto Rican baseball players. It has been an immense honor to celebrate these players on the field before each game, and we eagerly look forward to future events in new and exciting locations. As we concluded this year’s remarkable series with the grand finale event in Pittsburgh, we truly celebrated Puerto Rico’s rich baseball heritage in a grand style,” stated Mariela Vallines, Executive Director of the PRCDA.
“My deep pride for Puerto Rico and its baseball players has been wonderfully expressed through every one of these extraordinary events. Our dedicated team has consistently delivered outstanding productions, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the PRCDA for wholeheartedly embracing our vision and supporting the expansion of this series. As we wrapped up this year’s series with the grand finale event in Pittsburgh, we are enthusiastically looking ahead to the future. We have exciting plans to make next year’s events even more extraordinary, offering new experiences and celebrations,” said Ralph Paniagua, Managing Director of 21 Events and Publisher of LatinoBaseball.com.
Sponsors for the various grand finale activities included the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA), El Distrito, Puerto Rico Convention Center, and Junte Boricua.
Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for these events included LatinoBaseball.com, Skip Font, Ji Starr, HypeSmack, Zaida Colon PR, Talented Art Pro, Texas Rangers, NY Mets, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, NESN, SNY, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, and Bally Sports.
Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA) is a public corporation created under Law Number 351 of September 2nd of 2000, as amended. Its mission is to develop and operate the Convention District, positioning Puerto Rico as a world-class business, tourism, and entertainment destination. PRCDA’s objectives include efficiently managing prominent venues, revitalizing urban areas, promoting job creation and business opportunities, and acting as a facilitator in partnership with the private sector.
About 21 Events, Inc.
21 Events is a corporation based in Puerto Rico, responsible for producing events meant to celebrate the island, the culture, and the people of Puerto Rico. Founded by Ralph and Joseph Paniagua, 21 Events utilizes the experience and relationships they’ve developed over the past 37 years via another company of theirs, Atlantino LLC. Atlantino is a powerhouse sponsorship and activations platform for Latino sports, entertainment, experiential, and digital. Through 21 Events, Atlantino, Latino Baseball (LatinoBaseball.com) and Latino Boxing, Ralph has spearheaded Fortune 100 brand activations with more than 18 Major League Baseball teams, the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and more recently Golden Boy.