Joe McEwing Signed 9/11 Memorial Jersey
The Mets wore their feelings on their sleeves after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. For the remainder of the season, the Mets played in jerseys embroidered with “9-11-01” and two American flags on the right sleeve. Utility player Joe McEwing, who wore this jersey, injected the Mets with energy as the team went on an 11-7 run to end the season after the attacks. He didn’t limit his contributions to the field, though. In the weeks after September 11, he pitched in as a forklift driver at Shea Stadium when the Queens ballpark became a hastily arranged staging area for relief efforts.
( C ) New York Mets (photo by Heritage Werks)