PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks baseball fans gave a standing ovation when Sen. John McCain's image was shown on the video board Saturday night during the team's game against the Seattle Mariners.
McCain passed away Saturday after a 13-month battle with brain cancer.
A reporter inside the stadium posted a video of the moment when the stadium stood to honor the departed Arizona senator.
The team is remembering McCain as a longtime fan and friend.
Before his cancer diagnosis last year, McCain was a regular at Arizona sporting events.
Derrick Hall, the team's president and CEO, says McCain has "always been a member of the D-backs' family and was one of this team's biggest fans since day one."
Hall said Saturday that he is honored to consider McCain a friend and that the team will "miss seeing his smiling face in the stands."
Former Diamondbacks star Luis Gonzalez says McCain was "not only a great man and patriot, but a great D-backs fan."