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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 2:36 pm | Updated: 1:47 pm, Tue Oct 14, 2014.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are going to wear a patch on their uniforms for the rest of the season honoring the 19 firefighters who died in the wildfire about 80 miles from Phoenix.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will wear a memorial patch on their uniforms for the remainder of the season to honor the 19 firefighters killed Sunday night while battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix in Yarnell.

In addition, jerseys with the name “Yarnell” and the No. 19 are hanging in the clubhouses of both teams for this week’s series between the Diamondbacks and Mets in New York.

The Arizona players will wear black arm bands for the Mets series. When the Diamondbacks return home, they will wear black jerseys for this weekend’s series against Colorado with the No. 19 on a white patch across the heart.

Beginning Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation gave up to $100,000 to match fans’ donations to charities assisting the firefighters’ families and affected communities.

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