Skip to main content

Watch: Miami player's tearful home run trot in 1st game after teammate's death

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Ballplayers are usually happy after they hit a home run.

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was weeping when he touched home plate and made his way to the dugout Monday night.

It was the Marlins' first game since the weekend death of their top pitcher, Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Fernandez, 24, died along with two other men when their boat struck the rocks of a jetty near Miami Beach early Sunday.

Sunday's game was canceled and made up on Monday, with every Marlins player wearing Frenandez's number 16 on their uniform.

Gordon was the first batter for the Marlins. Here's what happened:

[mlbvideo id="1189166883" width="400" height="224" /]

Next Up


Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 4.32.58 PM

Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

CPAP masks

2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.


No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 11.03.12 AM

Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

US Navy Flickr - COVID hospital PPE nurse

Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.


Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.


Watch: Miami player's tearful home run trot in 1st game after teammate's death

Dee Gordon pointed to the heavens after crossing home plate in the first Miami Marlins' at bat after the death of 24-year-old pitching star Jose Fernandez.