Daddy Yankee is the famous new owner of a sports team. The “king of reggaetón” recently became part owner of the Cangrejeros de Santurce baseball team, a professional baseball club from La Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (LBPRC) in Puerto Rico. The Cangrejeros de Santurce are one of the seven teams in the league.
“My fans know baseball is my passion,” Daddy Yankee said in a statement. “I grew up in Santurce, so what better way to celebrate where I grew up than to partner with yours, Cangrejeros, to continue to promote our local talent outside Puerto Rico and inspire a new generation of young people. local athletes. “
The Cangrejeros de Santurce are based in San Juan and play their home games at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The team’s new season kicks off Nov. 6 with a game against the Carolina Giants.
“This is an exciting time for me, for our League and for our team as we fight to regain our crown in the face of fantastic competition,” said Daddy Yankee.
Team president and co-owner Thomas Axon said Puerto Rico’s “proud sporting heritage” is what led Yankee to join the team as co-owner. “The history and importance of the team… convinced Daddy Yankee that the continuing rebirth of Puerto Rican baseball was something he felt he needed to be involved in,” he said.
Daddy Yankee joins a group of other Latin celebrities who have bought a stake in a sports team. Here’s a look at a few others who we’re sure welcome Daddy Yankee to their exclusive club.
Earlier this year, Bad Bunny became co-owner de Los Cangrejeros de Santurce, but they’re not the same team Daddy Yankee just bought. Instead, this is a professional basketball team based in the same city. The team is part of the Puerto Rico National Top Basketball League (BSN). Bad Bunny was joined as a co-owner by his manager Noah Assad and Jonathan Miranda, vice president of Rimas Music Entertainment. “The main objective and commitment of this initiative is to help foster positive change on the island,” the team said in a statement. “The aim is to promote a better future through sport, music and the arts. “
Last summer, the rapper became the owner of the Capitanes de Arecibo of the National Superior Basketball League (BSN) in Puerto Rico. He also became the main sponsor of the BSN Women’s League, which now features the title of their debut album, Real Hasta La Muerte, on all league jerseys. “I am very happy to be able to help develop women’s basketball in Puerto Rico,” said Anuel. noted in a report. “We have a lot of talent in the country who needs support. “
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Three-time Grammy Award-winning Marc Anthony invested in the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League when he became the minority owner of the team in 2009 alongside his then-wife and superstar at full-fledged Jennifer López. When announcing their new owner, Anthony was given a jersey with the number 16, which represented his birthday on September 16. López received number 24 for his birthday on July 24.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan
At the same time, Marc Anthony and Jennifer López have become minority partners in the Miami Dolphins franchise, as have Gloria and Emilio Estefan. “We are delighted to be part of the team from our hometown”, Estefan noted at the time. The couple became the first Cuban-American to hold a stake in an NFL team.