On Friday night, the Daytona Tortugas of the Cincinnati Reds minor league system celebrated the life and times of the late-great Craig Sager, who passed away back in December after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The event itself was dubbed “SagerStrong Night,” and current Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter was on hand to throw out the first pitch.
— Daytona Tortugas (@daytonatortugas) July 21, 2017
Like a lot of his fellow NBA players, Carter himself was close to Sager. It’s awesome to see him take time out of his offseason to pay respects for a man who remains highly respected around the sports world.
And in case you were wondering, the theme of the night did include Sager’s iconic fashion sense.
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) July 22, 2017
As you can see above, the Sager family was also on hand.
Minor league teams run some pretty interesting promotions. A lot of them are gimmicks to get fans out. We can say for certain this wasn’t one of those nights. Good for the Daytona Tortugas and Vince Carter.