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Mets Fans Come Out in Droves
After the events of September 11, MLB commissioner Bud Selig canceled all games through the end of that week. Once baseball resumed the following week, the Mets organization was not sure how the peopl ...
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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 ...
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Mets Fans Thank First Responders
In addition to American flags, Mets fans filled Shea Stadium with signs of love and support for first responders on the night of September 21, 2001, when the Mets played their first game after the Sep ...
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Unwavering Support From Mets Fans
The entire country rallied around the flag after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Mets fans displayed their patriotism in many forms and fashions during the game against the Braves. American fla ...
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The Face of America
The stars and stripes were out in full force at Shea Stadium when the Mets and Atlanta Braves played the first baseball game in New York City since September 11. For fans in attendance and spectators ...
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Diana Ross and The Supreme Performance
With chants of “USA” reverberating throughout Shea Stadium during the pre-game ceremonies, the incomparable Diana Ross stepped up to the mic and delivered a powerful performance of “God Bless America. ...
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Marc Anthony Sings the National Anthem
The emotional pre-game ceremonies culminated with pop star Marc Anthony’s stirring rendition of the national anthem. Anthony, a New York City native and lifelong Mets fan, belted out one of the most m ...
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Mets Wear 9/11 Jersey Patches
Mets players and coaches paid tribute to the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks in many different ways on September 21, 2001. The Mets wore these patches on their jerseys during the game against t ...
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Star-Spangled Bases
On September 21, 2001, the Mets and their fans carried the emotion and feelings of an entire country. Shea Stadium was permeated with chants of “USA,” unfurled American flags and hats and shirts adorn ...
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Shea Stadium Provides 9/11 Relief
As the rubble from the World Trade Center smoldered, New York City officials planned to use Shea Stadium as a medical facility for anyone rescued from Ground Zero. By the end of the day on September 1 ...