Mario Guerrero Báez, 99, throws the first ball at the Tuesday's game.
El Escogido Baseball Club paid the prize. A tribute this Wednesday to emblematic fans of the team prior to the game against the Estrellas Orientales.
The honorees were Mario Emilio Guerrero, Don Manelik Castro, Manuel Duncan and Benjamín Marmolejos, who passed away this year, so the Chosen One joined the group. He invited his family members to pay tribute to them for their loyalty to the team.
Duncan was a cheerleader for the Reds between 2010 and 2018, and Mario Emilio was director of communications and commentator for the Lions from 1995 to 2013; Other members of his family, such as his sister Patricia and his niece Amanda, were godmothers to the group.
The first ball was thrown by Mario Guerrero Báez, a symbol of loyalty and love for the Chosen One , who passed through that passion to the following generations, among them his son Mario Emilio, who at the same time transmitted his passion. He shared his feelings for baseball and long hair to his son Mario Antonio.
Don Mario, whose grandsons Héctor and Enmanuel Marte served as team mascots, is still 99 today. For years he remains a faithful and optimistic fan of the scarlets.