What was the best post-9/11 baseball moment? | The Tylt
What was the best post-9/11 baseball moment?
More than a month after the terrorist attacks, New York was still recovering. The Yankees made it to the World Series, but the city was still stuck between mourning and celebrating. With all eyes on New York and the championship series in town, the team needed to do something special to show the world the United States was going to stand tall.
When a tragedy occurs, one of the most soothing things is a return to routine. When baseball resumed in New York 10 days after the attacks, it signaled one of the city's first attempts to return to normalcy. The New York Mets came back to Queens on 9/21 to play their first home game. It was an emotional return with a big tribute that set the tone for the rest of the night.
The Mets found themselves 2-1 to the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the 8th. That's when catcher Mike Piazza delivered one of the most memorable moments in New York sports history.