Jose Fernandez Dead: 7 Things To Know About Marlins Baseball Player Killed In Boating Accident

Jose Fernandez
7 things you didn't know about Jose Fernandez. Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images

This past Sunday, Major League Baseball was rocked by the tragic passing of 24-year-old Cuban pitcher, Jose Fernandez. After entering the league in 2013, the Miami Marlins pitcher quickly ascended baseball’s hierarchy of pitchers. He shattered expectations with his mind-blowing velocity, and sheer confidence on the mound. His smile and exuberance made him a teammate everyone wanted. His affability resonated with his manager, Don Mattingly. Current Cubs Manager and former Tampa Bay Rays skipper, Joe Maddon, once gushed about how good Fernandez was going to be during a match-up in 2013.

 "Jose Fernández might be the best young pitcher I've ever seen, at that age. I believe he will go far."

Even though Fernandez wasn’t able to fully tap into his potential, his impact on the Marlins and Major League Baseball will never be forgotten. Take a look at 7 things you may have not known about the Marlins' star player. 

He Was A Two-Time All-Star
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He Was Named NL Rookie Of The Year In 2013
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Fernandez Was Prepping For Fatherhood
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He Spent Two Months In Jail And Wasn’t Scared One Bit
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He Saved His Mother From Drowning
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Jose’s Stepfather, Ramón Jiménez, Successfully Entered The U.S. After 14 attempts
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Jose Has A Sister Named Yadenis Jimenez
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