Mets, Diamondbacks Honor Fallen Yarnell, Ariz., Firefighters With No. 19 Jerseys in Dugout (Photos)


No city is immune to the tragedy of everyday life.

The residents of Yarnell, Ariz., suffered a tremendous loss Sunday when 19 of the area’s most elite firefighters died battling a wildfire. The Arizona Diamondbacks play about 80 miles away from Yarnell in Phoenix, but the tragedy hit close to home.

The D-backs played the Mets at Citi Field in New York City on Monday, and both teams elected to honor the fallen firefighters by hanging jerseys in their dugouts with the No. 19 and “Yarnell” stitched across the back.

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The Diamondbacks have begun raising money for the victims on their website, and the Diamondbacks Foundation has pledged to match those donations up to $100,000, according to The Associated Press.  Donations of $19 or more will be entered for the opportunity to win a signed jersey with “Yarnell” and the No. 19 on the back.

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