Pittsburgh Pirates players visit Pa. station to honor fallen member

The MLB players paid their respects to the members of Fire Bureau Station 20 after the loss of Firefighter Lee Weber, who drowned in Lake Erie

By Jessie Forand

PITTSBURGH — Players from Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates visited a Pennsylvania fire department this week to pay their respects for a fallen member. 

The players met with members of Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station 20 on Tuesday to offer condolences for the loss of Firefighter Lee Weber, who drowned in Lake Erie earlier this month.

The Pirates also offered their gratitude to the firefighters for the work they do in serving their community. 

"It's been awesome to go to see all the first responders and come here and pay our respects and on behalf of the Pirates organization, just show how appreciative we are of what they do on a day-to-day basis," Pirates pitcher David Bednar told WTAE.

The Pirates are celebrating firefighters, along with police, paramedics and others during First Responders Appreciation Days by providing free tickets to the teams' upcoming games.

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