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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Penélope, the daughter of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández

Exclusive photos of Penelope, who was born in late February, five months after the death of her father, Miami Marlins baseball star, José Fernández. "JDF 16, Little kid in the Big Leagues," a Univision documentary on the pitcher's life is being released on Saturday.

Publicado: 15 Apr | 11:17 AM EDT
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"It was really important to him to be a Dad. I think that he looked forward to being everything he never had," says Maria Arias (left), the girlfriend of late Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández who died in a boating accident last September. Fernández left behind an unborn daughter, Penélope. Arias gave birth to their daughter Feb. 24. Seen here with Fernández's mother, Maritza Gómez. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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“I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for her [Penélope],” says her mother Maria Arias. Penélope is seen here with a baseball glove, which was a present from her father, Miami Marlins baseball pitcher José Fernández, before his death.
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My son always said, “I want to be the best father in the world," says Maritza Gómez. An image of the late Cuban-born pitcher José Fernández looks over Gómez as she cradles his daughter, Penélope, who was born Feb. 24. Fernández died last September in a boating accident. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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Maria Arias (left) shared a light moment with Maritza Gómez, the mother of the late Miami Marlins pitcher, José Fernández. One of the most talented young pitchers in Major League Baseball, Fernández died in a boating accident in September, aged 24. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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"I will never let the memory of her father die," says Maria Arias, talking about José Fernández, the late father of her daughter Penélope. "I will talk about him as much as I can. I will show her those videos that we used to make. I will show her him playing (baseball). I will show her him with his family. I will talk about all the beautiful things we used to talk about and hope that in some way that will make her feel that he’s there. That’s all I can do." Maria Arias (left) with Penélope and Maritza Gómez, Fernández's mother. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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"She is going to know everything about her father," says Mariza Gómez, referring to her granddaughter Penélope and her late son, Miami Marlins pitching ace José Fernández. "I am here to tell her the whole story. She will know it all, from the first stone he threw until the last thing he did. From his big appetite, to his restlessness, all of it, his mischief, the things that children do. That's what I'm here for." Foto: David Maris | Univision
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"His mom was his Dad and she taught him things that we both valued about parenting, about a person in general and he looked forward to being there and showing her that and being a good figure for his daughter," says Maria Arias (left) talking about her late husband Miami Marlins baseball pitcher José Fernández. Seen here with their daughter, Penélope, who was born Feb. 24, and Fernández's mother, Maritza Gómez. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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Penélope with her grandmother, Maritza Gómez Fernández, whose son José Fernández, a Miami Marlins pitcher, died last year in a boating accident. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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Penélope with her grandmother, Maritza Gómez Fernández. Foto: David Maris | Univision
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Maria Arias with Penélope.