After the national anthem, Marlins players, who all wore Fernandez’s No. 16 on Monday, gathered at the mound, inscribing Fernandez’s number in the dirt. The ceremony culminated with members of both teams embracing on the field.

The Marlins opted to cut back on all in-game activities for the game, and mascot Billy the Marlin was given the night off. In addition to Monday’s special uniforms, which were flown in from Philadelphia before the game, the Marlins will wear a No. 16 patch on their uniforms for the remainder of the season.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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