Frisco RoughRiders to play as Los Jinetes on Cinco de Mayo

The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will commemorate Cinco de Mayo with specialty uniforms and a Spanish-language nickname, Los Jinetes, which translates roughly to horse riders.

The uniforms include “Los Jinetes” in the RoughRiders script, plus three elements that pay tribute to Texas’s Mexican-American heritage. First, the front and back of the jerseys feature a pattern that evokes traditional Mexican blankets called serapes. Second, the interior of the uniform numbers is textured with a pattern from the Mayan calendar. And finally, the uniform sleeves will include La Catrina, the iconic skull face that has become emblematic of Día de los Muertos.

The game will take place Saturday, May 5, against in-state rival the Midland RockHounds.