The Miami Marlins paid tribute Tuesday to their late ace, Jose Fernandez, who died tragically over the weekend in a boating accident. The 24-year old was beloved by his peers and teammates - the latter wearing his #16 jersey in Fernandez's honor for Monday's game. Miami infielder, Dee Gordon, however, honored his fallen teammate in the most appropriate way possible.
After leading off the game by taking a called strike from the right side of the plate (Gordon bats left) while wearing Fernandez's batting helmet, he switched back to his usual side, and swiftly launched the next pitch into the right field bleachers - marking his first (and likely only) home run of the season. Gordon broke down in tears while rounding the bases, while most fans and viewers fought back tears themselves.
Watch the magical moment below!
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