Seattle Marineros Jersey Meaning
Seattle Marineros jersey is part of their Hispanic Heritage Night and pays tribute to the Latin American community. The tradition began in the 2008 MLB season.
The Seattle team first donned the Marineros uniform during a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field on May 31, 2008. The franchise celebrated Latinos in baseball annually before the 2008 season through different events.
Traditional Latin dance and music, along with small ceremonies, were conducted to celebrate the occasion prior to the 2008 MLB campaign. Further, stadium announcements and public addresses are also conducted in Spanish.
The Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants team had worn similar uniforms previously. During the 2008 season, the first 25,000 visitors to the ballpark were presented with a Marineros baseball cap.
The National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. The month celebrates the history, achievements, and cultures of those who trace their ancestors back to Spain, Mexico, and other American Latino countries.
More than 2,000 players of Hispanic descent have played in Major League Baseball throughout and makeup nearly a quarter of the players in the league today.
The uniform pays tribute to the legacy of the Latin American community of Seattle and the Latino players who have played for the Mariners. Not only the Mariners but the whole of the major league celebrates Hispanic Month with different events and tributes.
The Seattle team debuted their current uniform during the 1993 campaign. The white uniform originally had Mariners printed in navy with Northwest Green trim and featured the compass logo above the M.