The New York Mets found inspiration from Citi Field tributes honoring their late team photographer Marc Levine

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Brandon Nimmo celebrates in the dugout

Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets had more than just baseball on their minds during a memorable victory over Washington.

The team paid tribute to their longtime photographer, Marc Levine, at Citi Field on Tuesday night, marking their first home game since his passing. Nimmo shared that remembering Levine provided extra motivation, emphasizing the importance of cherishing each day.

“Marc spent a lot of time with us and always brought positivity,” Nimmo reflected.

Mets owners Steve and Alex Cohen announced Levine’s unexpected passing in a statement shortly after the team concluded a series in Washington and headed to Pittsburgh. Levine had served as the Mets’ chief photographer since 1989.

“We are deeply saddened by Marc Levine’s death,” the statement conveyed. “As the team’s longest-serving photographer, Marc documented every Mets moment over the past three and a half decades. He had a kind heart and a keen eye for photography. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Brandon Nimmo celebrates in the fourth inning

Prior to their 7-5 victory against the Nationals, the Mets observed a moment of silence for Levine, described as their “beloved” photographer. Throughout the game, accompanied by music, some of Levine’s most memorable photos were displayed on the center field videoboard.

In addition, a new chair in the Citi Field photo well was dedicated in Levine’s honor.

Nimmo and teammate Francisco Lindor, both respected leaders on the team, contributed significantly to the win, each hitting home runs and driving in three runs to support Jose Quintana’s outstanding pitching performance. They both made sure to mention Levine during their postgame interviews.

“Everyone was thinking about him. We all have him in our thoughts and prayers,” Lindor remarked. “Every guy in the dugout knew about it and acknowledged it. It was special to have his family here tonight. Our condolences go out to them. He will be greatly missed around here.”


By Robert Jackson

An avid football fan (A red). And an Otaku by the definition of the word.

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