Family, friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Mass

BY foxsports • September 29, 2016

MIAMI (AP) The family of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with Marlins players and personnel, are set to attend a private funeral Mass.

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at St. Brendan's Catholic Church.

Fans were able to say goodbye a day earlier during a memorial at the team's ballpark. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boat crash off South Beach early Sunday morning.

Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play. He was National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was a two-time All-Star. This year, he set a single-season Marlins strikeout record with 253.

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