Diablos storied history comes to an end with final game

Juan Gutierrez
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:31am

The El Paso Diablos capped their storied history with a final game Sunday night.

After decades of baseball in El Paso, more than 7000 fans attended the final game.

"I'm glad to see all the people that came to support the team," said lifelong fan Johnny Hinojos.

The lines were long outside Cohen Stadium as fans purchased tickets but they were also long at the concession stands for 25-cent hot dog night.

For fans it would be a night of lasts starting with the last singing of the national anthem, the first pitch and the last time young fans would root for the home team.

"They've been here for us for so long and some how some way I feel we've let them down," Hinojos said.

Hinojos attended Diablos baseball games all his life and even remembers when the team played at Dudley Field.

While it was the last game, Hinojos said he will always be left with countless memories from games throughout the years.

Celebrating birthdays out here with the kids and coming out to some of their events," he said. "The fireworks are always nice to see."

Tina Jackson, a die hard fan, wanted to make the night even more special by having fans sign their goodbyes.

"I signed go Diablos because I like the team," said a young fan.

The Diablos did rally late but lost by one run 9-8.

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