Mac Miller Honored With Moment of Silence at Pittsburgh Pirates Game
Mac Miller was undeniably a staple in the Pittsburgh community, which has mourned his untimely death wholeheartedly alongside family, friends and fans over the last few weeks. The city's baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, made sure to remember their friend Mac with a moment of silence before their game on Monday (Sept. 17) against the Kansas City Royals, TMZ reports.
As the moment of silence among fans was held, a video montage played showing Mac's memorable moments at PNC Park, the local stadium, including when he once threw the first pitch at a game.
Over the loudspeaker, the announcer said, "Mac was a rapper, a singer, a producer and had a very bright future in the industry ahead of him. Locally, Mac is remembered as a hometown kid who sang about our city where his heart clearly remained. Our thoughts are with his parents, his grandmother and all of his family and friends who mourn his passing."
At their game the night before, one Pirates player in particular, James Conner, shouted Mac out in a special way—donning white cleats with a silhouette of Mac's face on them alongside the phrase, "Thank you Mac."
Mac Miller tragically passed away of a suspected overdose on Sept. 7. His exact cause of death is currently pending the results of a toxicology test.
The Pirates aren't the first in Mac's hometown to highlight his love for the city. Ahead of a vigil in his honor at Pittsburgh's Frick Park last week, Mayor Bill Peduto made a statement saying that he knew Mac well as someone who truly cared about bettering the city.
Watch the moment of silence and check out Conner's cleats below.
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