The Baltimore sports community lost a valuable member and local favorite when superfan Mo Gaba passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 14.
Gaba had been connected to the Baltimore sports scene for years. In 2015, he began calling into Baltimore radio station 105.7 to share his sports opinions and quickly became a fan favorite. In 2017, he threw out the first pitch for the Orioles as part of Kids' Opening Day. During the 2019 NFL Draft, he announced Baltimore's fourth-round selection of Ben Powers.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Orioles announced Gaba would be inducted to the team's Hall of Fame.
Following the news, several current and former members of both the Orioles and Ravens took to Twitter to send their condolences to Gaba's family.
Long Live Mo! For the circumstances he was dealt he sure had a great outlook on life and an even better laugh! Baltimore will never forget you #MoStrong— Austin Hays (@TheAustinHaysss) July 29, 2020
Our prayers are with Sonsy tonight. Mo Strong forever. https://t.co/Hpqi5Zs3kL— John Means (@JMeans25) July 29, 2020
Mo GABA you have brought so much joy to so many people. You legacy will live on as a positive young man who never made an excuse and wanted your team to play hard. You’re such an inspiration. Rest easy big fella. You will be missed! #MoStrong pic.twitter.com/iwEivmSVlx— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) July 29, 2020
Long Live Mo Gaba 💜🕊 #MoStrong https://t.co/wn7lQWtaLj— Willie Snead IV (@Willie_Snead4G) July 29, 2020
Miss you already, bud. Thank you for blessing us with your spirit! https://t.co/JKDZMubJQi— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) July 29, 2020
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