The Miami Marlins played baseball with heavy hearts on Monday. The team had its first baseball game since the untimely death of 24-year-old star pitcher Jose Fernandez, and the Marlins beat the Mets, 7-3.
Before the game, there were several moments dedicated to remembering the former Rookie of the Year. The team also announced that every player would wear his number and the name “FERNANDEZ” across the back of their jerseys, and that his number will eventually be retired. During the game, we got one of the best sports moments of the year, when Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon hit his first home run of 2016 in the team’s first at bat of the night, a moment he later called the best of his life: