Jose Fernandez’s remarkable journey to Miami and into our hearts

Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez survived a perilous journey from Cuba eight years ago only to die in a late-night boat accident on Sunday. He’s remembered for his childlike joy for baseball and fishing, his dynamic skill on the mound and his love for family and friends.

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Miami says goodbye to Jose Fernandez

Thousands of fans gathered on Sept. 28, 2016 to bid farewell to Jose Fernandez as his funeral procession stopped at Ermita de la Caridad and St. Brendan Catholic Church.
Matias J. Ocner and Pedro Portal mocner@miamiherald.com
Miami says goodbye to Jose Fernandez 1:26

Miami says goodbye to Jose Fernandez

Child dies after being left in van 0:37

Child dies after being left in van

Jose Fernandez funeral procession arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity 2:42

Jose Fernandez funeral procession arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity

Fans say goodbye as Jose Fernandez funeral procession leaves Marlins Park 2:05

Fans say goodbye as Jose Fernandez funeral procession leaves Marlins Park

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