Jose Fernandez jersey goes missing after vigil

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Hundreds turned out Wednesday night at Alonso High School for a candlelight vigil in memory of Jose Fernandez; however, at some point during the night, Fernandez’s original Alonso HS baseball jersey went missing.

The #16 jersey had been hanging in the dugout during the ceremony. As the coach and school leaders cleaned up after the vigil, the jersey was gone.

The school has filed a police report with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Coach Landy Faedo is pleading with whoever took the jersey, to return it.

A photo of the jersey was posted in the Alonso Ravens Baseball Club Facebook page, stating: “Please make your way back to us. No questions asked. It’s a Raven memory that’s part of our history as a team.”

The memorial came just three days after Fernandez’s untimely death. He and two others were killed as the boat they were in crashed into a jetty in the waters off Miami Beach early Sunday morning.

The Miami Marlins drafted Fernandez in 2011.

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