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A Minnesota Twins jersey with the name of Jose Fernandez hangs in the dugout in memory of the Florida Marlins pitcher who died before a baseball game between the Twins and the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Miami Marlins will all wear No. 16 jerseys against the Mets in honor of Jose Fernandez



Jose Fernandez was almost a sure thing while pitching at home, such was his talent. 

That's why the Miami Marlins pushed his start this week back from Sunday away against the Atlanta Braves, to tonight at home against the Mets. Sadly, Fernandez won't get the chance to pitch tonight. He died Sunday morning in a boating accident. 

However, his No. 16 jersey will be on the field tonight. Every Marlins player will wear Fernandez's number in a tribute to their late teammate, reports the Miami Herald. 

Miami authorities have also revealed the identities of the other two men who died in the boating accident with Fernandez on Sunday morning. Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Riveria, 25, were also aboard the 32-foot SeaVee that crashed into a jetty off of Miami Beach around 3:15 a.m.

Investigators look at a boat overturned on a jetty, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, off Miami Beach, Fla. Authorities said that Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boat crash early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

No one knows who was in control of the boat at the time of the crash. The boat did not belong to Fernandez. There was no indication drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. 

Many online have taken to Twitter to remember the young pitcher. 

Some Twitter users are even calling for Fernandez to win the Cy Young award for best pitcher.

In any case, many believe some sort of honor is in order. 

What do you think?

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