Charlotte Knights change name to Charlotte Caballeros to honor growing Latino community

- "Can you pronounce the name?" Digital Journalist Yolian Ortiz asked.

“I think I can, caballeros,” Steve Keegang said.

“Yes! Good job," Ortiz said. 

It may not be easiest thing to say but the meaning hasn't changed, it still means the Charlotte Knights but for the Latino community, the change in language is meaningful.

"We really appreciate the support from the Knights. The fact that they wanted to change the name to los Caballeros that really makes us feel welcomed," Mario Medigana said.

"We are raised watching baseball since we are kids. We have played. We have all grown in all of our countries watching the game. I mean it's really a huge meaning for us to be a part of," Joanna Pegrim said.

The Charlotte Knights tell FOX 46, they wanted to reach out to the growing Latino community and include them in a sport that is so watched in their communities. With many of their players also for Latin America and the Caribbean, they felt they needed to be highlighted.

"This is a way to bring us together, baseball does that it brings families together, it brings communities together. And now we want to bring another community together and celebrate baseball," Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Kajowski said.

"Other parts of the world like Baseball too. Latin America, Asia. It's kind of an international game so why not celebrate the international aspect to the sport," Steve Keegang said.

With current events, both the Knights and the Hispanic community say this is a step in the right direction towards unity.

"It's a great example for our next generation that we are trying to become more united. Than trying to get separated," Millie Aguilar said.

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