The Aberdeen IronBirds plan to pay tribute this season to Josh Hamer, a high school athlete killed in a car crash.
Hamer attended The John Carroll School in Bel Air and played football and baseball. The sophomore was killed in a car crash in Churchville in March.
In honor of Hamer and his contributions to his high school and the Harford County community, the IronBirds will display his jersey along the stadium’s main concourse throughout the 2017 season.
“We see ourselves as a vital member of the Harford County community and it’s always important to give back, especially in a time like this,” said General Manager of the IronBirds Matt Slatus in a statement.
A pre-game dedication ceremony will be held on Friday, April 21 prior to John Carroll’s varsity baseball matchup against The Gilman School at 7:05 p.m. at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.
During the ceremony, the IronBirds will present Hamer’s family with a personalized IronBirds jersey, and receive Hamer’s John Carroll baseball jersey to display at the stadium throughout the season.