There was no professional sports team more colorful than the Daytona Tortugas Friday night. That’s because they hosted “SagerStrong Night,” which honored the late Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager.
Sager lost his life in December at the age of 65 to acute myeloid leukemia.
The Advanced-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds partnered with the SagerStrong Foundation to pay tribute to the man who wore flashy blazers by outfitting players with SagerStrong jerseys. The jerseys, which were inspired by Sager’s jacket at the 2015 ESPYs, will be auctioned off to benefit the SagerStrong Foundation.
— Zach Dean (@ZachDeanDBNJ) July 21, 2017
Daytona native and 8-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter was on hand to throw out the first pitch and meet fans.
— Daytona Tortugas (@daytonatortugas) July 21, 2017
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The Tortugas also donated $3,575 to the SagerStrong Foundation, which provides support to clinical trials and cancer research for leukemia and other blood cancers.
— #SagerStrong (@SagerStrong) July 22, 2017
What a night in baseball, and what a great thing for the Tortugas to do.