Baltimore Ravens and Orioles superfan Mo Gaba passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 14.
Gaba has suffered from a malignant tumor since he was just nine months old, causing him to be blind for the majority of his life.
However, Gaba didn't let his inability to see impact his sports fandom. In 2015, he began calling into Baltimore radio station 105.7 to share his sports opinions and quickly became a fan favorite.
Gaba had been connected to the Baltimore sports scene for years. 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.
From the war room as Mo Gaba becomes the first person to announce a NFL draft pick via Braille 💜 pic.twitter.com/ZDhgLRdIul— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 27, 2019
Earlier on Tuesday, Gaba had been elected to the Orioles' Hall of Fame, becoming just the second fan to earn that honor.
After hearing the news, the Ravens shared multiple tweets sending their condolences.
Thank you for everything, Mo.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 29, 2020
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/D64p1Nm2Hj
Forever a Raven.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 29, 2020
We love you, Mo. 💜 pic.twitter.com/iQisDcoaIc
Shortly after, the Orioles sent out a video honoring Gaba, too.
Forever #MoStrong 🖤— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) July 29, 2020
Thank you, Mo, for sharing your joy and contagious laughter with the team and all the countless memories we will never forget. pic.twitter.com/3JDifNIMmh
Rest in peace, Mo. Baltimore will always remember you.
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