Ahead of Thursday’s scheduled game between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New York, the players for both teams left the field after observing a 42-second moment of silence.
MLB is scheduled to observe Jackie Robinson Day on Friday to honor the color-barrier-breaking Hall of Famer, who wore number 42.
The Mets starting defense took the field as scheduled, then the remaining players for both teams came out of their dugouts and a moment of silence was observed. Afterwards all players left the field.
Miami Marlins player Lewis Brinson laid a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt over home plate before leaving the field.
It was later announced that the Marlins–Mets game was the seventh MLB game to be postponed on Thursday.