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COMMENTARY: Why Cuban-American José Fernández’s life matters now outside of baseball

Amanda González

September 25, 2016

On Sunday morning, the sports world learned of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández's death. The 24-year-old baseball player died in a boating accident on the same waters he had braved multiple times when trying to defect Cuba a decade ago.One of his last posts on Twitter says, “If you were gi...

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