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Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 7:38pm
EL PASO (KDBC) — The Diablos will play their last game ever at Cohen Stadium Sunday night. It will mark the end of the historic baseball franchise that's roots go back to the 1890's.
The Diablos will be holding a clearing house where fans that come to the game can walk away with lots of Diablos merchandise, Cohen Stadium memorabilia and even some items from when the team was known as the Sun Kings. More than 1,000 items will be raffled off and there will be a silent auction for player jerseys during Sunday’s game. They will even be giving away the bases as well as home plate, as well as the home plate from the old Dudley Field’s last game. The Diablos are working with the Candlelighters and are donating a portion of the proceeds to charity.
“Everyone seems to have a memory or story here and Dudley field and they all want a piece of that as a remembrance. So many people have come up to us over this home stand alone just telling us their stories so I think they want a piece of history, a piece of their family experiences they've had out here,” said General Manager Matt LeBranche. “I think we are going to have a fun day out here… having fun donating things to different people. The new memories they are going to have and what they take away from the final Diablos game here at Cohen Stadium.”
They will be having another auction later this week. LeBranche said they expect more than 6,000 at Sunday’s final game.