Arizona Sports Teams, Players Pay Tribute to Sen. John McCain

John McCain

With the passing of Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Diamondbacks played a special tribute to his life during the fifth inning at Chase Field on Saturday night and many other Arizona players and teams chimed in with their own tributes.


“John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs’ family and was one of this team’s biggest fans since day one,” Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall said in a statement according to AZCentral. “He was in attendance at the expansion draft, the World Series and countless other games, remaining a fan through thick and thin. I am honored to consider him a friend and we will miss seeing his smiling face in the stands and our heartfelt thoughts go out to his entire family.”

McCain was a big supporter of the Diamondbacks and even as the end of his life neared, he took time to attend a game.

The team also took to Twitter to celebrate the Senator’s life:

The Arizona Cardinals joined the Diamondbacks and posted a tweet about the Senator’s passing:

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald also mourned the loss:

Several other Arizona sports venues observed a moment of silence for the soldier-politician’s life and others posted tributes:

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