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Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez Dies at 24

Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in a boat crash early Sunday morning.

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A tragic boating accident leaves the Marlins Jose Fernandez dead, and the organization devastated.


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Overturned boat on jetty/Patrick Farrell

The Marlins canceled this Sunday’s game against Atlanta.

Fernandez, and two others were left dead after the accident occurred around 3:15 Eastern. Fernandez and victims were reported to be traveling full speed in a 32-foot SeaVee when the boat struck rocks. Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be involved.

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Jose Fernandez in 2015/cbssports.com

 

Jose Fernandez was a Cuban defect and a first round MLB draft pick in 2011 for the Marlins.

Jose had attempted to defect from Cuba three times before successfully doing so. On his successful attempt, his mother fell overboard when their boat hit rough waters. He then jumped overboard and saved her life.

He made his debut in 2013 with the Marlins. Fernandez was named to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

He became the first pitcher in the modern era to win his first 17 career home decisions, and to go 24-1 in his first 25 home decisions.

Jose Fernandez was one of the top pitchers in the MLB at the time. Our thoughts go out to his family, the Marlins organization, and the families of the two other victims during this tragic time.

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