The Miami Marlins paid tribute to deceased pitcher Jose Fernandez on Monday before their game against the New York Mets, all donning Fernandez's No. 16.
Eight Marlins opened the game by surrounding the mound, with no pitcher on the field. The team shared the tribute to Fernandez on Twitter:
Fernandez died in a boating accident Sunday morning. He was 24.
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was in tears as he spoke to his teammates before the game, as baseball writer Molly Knight showed:
MLB Gifs also showed Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich embracing:
When the game started, Gordon provided a moment that won't soon be forgotten.
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Several Marlins took the field surrounding the pitcher’s mound as they held a moment of silence