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Jose Fernandez's Teammate Hit The Most Heartbreaking Home Run Ever

Dee Gordon broke into tears after rounding the bases as he wore No. 16 in honor of teammate José Fernández, who died Sunday in a boating accident.

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Fernández was 24 years old and had recently announced he was going to become a father.

So when Dee Gordon hit a home run in the first inning, it was an emotional moment.

Just amazing, @FlashGJr. #JDF16

Gordon, who is left handed, stepped into the right handed batters box for the first pitch. After switching back to his usual position, he batted in the home run.



José watching @FlashGJr’s homer from above. #JDF16

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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