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Funeral Mass held for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 14:46:07-04

MIAMI, Fla. -- The family of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with Marlins players and personnel, attended a private funeral Mass Thursday in Miami.

Busloads of Miami Marlins players, coaches, former players and front office personnel Rob Manfred arrived at St. Brendan's Catholic Church for the funeral service of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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.

Following the service, the Marlins players will fly to Washington, D.C., where they'll play in the final series of the 2016 season.