The Miami Marlins somehow managed to play through the pain and tears on Monday night just a day after the death of Jos├â┬⌐ Fern├â┬índez.
Beating the New York Mets only made the team more emotional after the game during a tribute to the deceased pitcher, who was killed in a boat crash this weekend.
The team and fans honored the 24-year-old, with every player wearing Fern├â┬índez’s No. 16 jersey, as a video of the athlete played throughout the stadium to a trumpet version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
After the Marlins’ win, the team placed their hats on the pitcher’s mound in honor as the crowd chanted Fernandez’s name:
During the emotional game, second baseman Dee Gordon hit a homerun for Fernandez — after which he told FOX Sports it was the best moment of his life:
“I don’t have kids, so hitting a HR for Jose Fernandez is the best moment of my life” – Dee Gordon after the @Marlins win. pic.twitter.com/AtU0ZfQkLP
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) September 27, 2016
It’s clear these athletes and fans are rocked by losing such a promising young player. Check out more pictures from the emotional game (below).
What a moment. #JDF16A video posted by Miami Marlins (@marlins) on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:55pm PDT
Incredible. #JDF16A video posted by Miami Marlins (@marlins) on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:56pm PDT
“For Jos├â┬⌐, up there.” ├ó╦£┬¥├»┬╕┬Å├»┬╕┬Å #JDF16A video posted by Miami Marlins (@marlins) on Sep 26, 2016 at 8:00pm PDT
Don Mattingly: “This is Jos├â┬⌐’s day. This is Jos├â┬⌐’s night.” #JDF16A photo posted by Miami Marlins (@marlins) on Sep 26, 2016 at 8:27pm PDT
Chills. #JDF16A photo posted by Miami Marlins (@marlins) on Sep 26, 2016 at 8:20pm PDT
[Image via Twitter.]