Funeral procession held for Marlins radio broadcaster Felo Ramirez

Spanish-language voice of Marlins died Monday at 94


MIAMI – A funeral procession was held Friday for the Spanish-language voice of the Miami Marlins.

Felo Ramirez died Monday night at the age of 94.

The funeral procession made a stop outside Versailles in Little Havana, as well as the intersection of Felo Ramirez Drive and Northwest 15th Avenue in Miami.

Ramirez had been the Spanish-language voice of the Marlins since the team's inaugural season in 1993.

The Cuban-born broadcaster was in the booth when the Marlins won both World Series titles in 1997 and 2003. He received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. The award honors broadcasters for their "major contributions to baseball."

Felo was hospitalized in April during a Marlins road trip to Philadelphia after he fell from the team bus and hit his head.