A Crowd – and Nation – Applauds
After Mike Piazza’s dramatic go-ahead home run in the bottom of the 8th inning, Shea Stadium erupted in celebration. The deafening roar of the crowd lasted through the end of the Mets 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Millions of Americans watching from their televisions joined the celebration with the Shea Stadium crowd. As one American reporter put it, “we were all Mets fans” on September 21, 2001.
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