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Teammate of Tragically Killed Marlins Player Creates Incredible Moment

Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first inning Monday night in Miami. It was the day after the news broke about one of his best friends and teammates, Jose Fernandez, dying in a boating accident.

On the third pitch, he hit a home run.

But there was so much more than just a lead-off home run to make this one of the most incredible moments in sports.

– Gordon hadn’t hit a home run in nearly a year, this was his first of 2016.
– He’s never hit more than four home runs in an entire season.
– He is a left-handed hitter, but to start the at bat he wore Fernandez’s right-handed batting helmet and stood on the right side of the plate like Fernandez.
– Just hours after hearing the news Sunday, Gordon was the first player to just stand alone on the pitching mound at an empty Marlins Park.

The team shared a very emotional moment on the mound after a 7-3 win over the New York Mets.

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