PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were honored prior to the New York Mets’ first spring training game Friday.
Prior to the start of the game with the Atlanta Braves at First Digital Field, the crowd paused for a moment of silence to honor the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school.
In addition, five of the school’s students accompanied Mets Captain David Wright and Braves Manager Brian Snitker to home plate for the traditional pre-game exchange of lineup cards and discussion of ground rules with umpires.
Players from all Major League teams wore Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School caps during their first spring training games.
In Friday’s game, the Mets rallied for six runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Braves 6-2. A crowd of more than 5,800 attended the contest.
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