BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis Monday evening before taking to the field for their exhibition game against the Washington Nationals.
Lewis, 80, died on Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.READ MORE: National Guard Protecting U.S. Capitol Served 'Raw, Moldy Food,' Some With Metal Shavings, Lawmakers Say
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Orioles players stood with their hats over their hearts as the stadium announcer recounted his civil rights work. The stadium then held a moment of silence before the first pitch.MORE NEWS: March 5 Marks 1 Year Since First COVID Cases Reported In Maryland, Gov. Hogan Declares Friday A Day Of Remembrance
The Nats went on to win Monday’s game 4-2.