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美国国家公共电台 NPR Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

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Marlins Pitcher1 José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

play pause stop mute unmute max volume 00:0003:39repeat repeat off Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser2 to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: 

It's time for sports. And this morning, we have some sad news from the world of baseball. Jose Fernandez, the 24-year-old star pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died early this morning in a boat crash. At least two other people also died in that accident.

The Marlins released a statement saying they're devastated3 by the tragic4 loss of their teammate. Today's game against the Atlanta Braves has been canceled. We're joined now by Manny Navarro. He's a sports reporter for The Miami Herald5.

Manny, what more do we know at this point about how Jose Fernandez died?

MANNY NAVARRO: Well, you know, Jose was supposed to pitch today, Sunday, originally. And the Marlins moved his start back a day to Monday. So I'm sure he was probably enjoying the evening out with some friends on his boat. One thing about Jose is he loved the outdoors. He loved boating. He loved biking. And so, you know, this accident was obviously tragedy. I guess we'll figure out what the details are in the coming hours but just a sad day overall for the city of Miami. As a Cuban-American myself, somebody who enjoys the game of baseball so much, to see a young man lose his life at age 24 who loved the game as much as Jose Fernandez did, it's just as tragic a day as it has ever been here in South Florida.

MARTIN: Can you tell us about his career? He was a rising star pitcher.

NAVARRO: Yeah, he was one of the game's best pitchers6, you know, one of the most exciting pitchers in the game, armed with a fastball that was close to a hundred miles an hour, a devastating7 curveball that batters8 couldn't hit it. And this thing that people love so much about Jose Fernandez was just how exuberant9 he was when he pitched. And even when he didn't pitch, he was the kind of teammate who was on edge in his seat in the dugout cheering on his teammates, you know.

He never got a chance to pitch a complete game, you know, go all nine innings. Usually the manager would take him out in the seventh or eighth, and Jose was the kind of guy who would try and hide from the manager so he couldn't take him out of the game.

MARTIN: (Laughter).

NAVARRO: You know, he just - he wanted to stay in the game so badly. And when he would come out, he would just sit there and just jump up and down for his teammates when they would win. And, you know, he truly loved the game of baseball. It was his passion. And very few athletes nowadays had that kind of exuberance10, and Jose was special. He was one of those rare ones.

MARTIN: You knew him. What was he like off the field?

NAVARRO: Jose was just a fun-loving person, you know. He was always positive. He was never really down. You know, he loved his mother and grandmother. He was able to reunite with them here. They were able to - he was able to get them out of Cuba - his grandmother out of Cuba. He actually, you know, tried to escape Cuba as a teenager on a boat. He actually jumped in the boat to save his mother's life. She was in the water drowning, and he saved her life, got her back on the boat.

He tried multiple times to leave Cuba and was finally able to do so as a teenager, came to Tampa, Fla., grew up there, played high school baseball. And the Marlins drafted him with their first pick. He was just a superstar person on the field and just a great, positive person off of it. He loved - like I said, he loved his grandmother. He loved his mother. Every time he would pitch, he would look into the crowd, point to them - they were his life. And now his life is gone at age 24.

MARTIN: Manny Navarro is a sports reporter for The Miami Herald. And we've