The Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas will honor the legacy of the Queen of Tejano music with a promotional jersey this season. The jerseys will feature Chihuahuas set in a script that emulates Selena’s signature, with a single white rose closely associated with the model, actress, and fashion designer, who was murdered by the president of her fan club at the age of 23 in 1995.
The jerseys include a sleeve patch of the Chihuahuas logo Chico swinging a white rose instead of his normal dog bone.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the so-called Mexican Madonna, is credited for popularizing Tejano music, a genre of Texan-Mexican folk. She was a Mexican-American native of Texas, and is widely recognized as one of the most influential Latin musicians of her era.
Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year nine consecutive times beginning in 1987, and she won the 1994 Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album. Her album Amor Prohibido was ranked by Billboard magazine as one of the most essential Latin recordings of the past half century, and NPR ranked it 19th on their list of the 150 greatest albums made by women.
Tribute to Selena Night will take place in El Paso Saturday, June 15, with a game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation.