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Always Faithful at Shea Stadium
Mets fans attending the game on September 21, 2001, were greeted by U.S. military personnel, including these U.S. Marines, who distributed hand-held American flags. In addition to first responders, th ...
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America Is the Home Team
The first MLB game in New York City following the September 11 attacks was held on September 21 at Shea Stadium. After ten of the worst days in American history, the Mets took the field against the At ...
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Armando Benitez 9/11 Memorial Jersey
Armando Benitez was a closer for the Mets from 1999 to 2003. He led the team with 43 saves in 2001, the same season the Mets first wore memorial jerseys following the September 11, 2001 terrorist atta ...
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Armando Benitez Signed NY Cubans Jersey
The Mets wore New York Cubans jerseys on several occasions during the 2000s to pay homage to the Negro League club. Armando Benitez signed this jersey likely from a 2001 outing against the Toronto Blu ...
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Bobby V Visits Ground Zero
Shortly after the terrorist attacks, the Mets made themselves available for help both within and beyond the confines of Shea Stadium. Mets manager Bobby Valentine, pictured here with relief workers at ...
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Curtain Call for Piazza
Considering the dramatics of the moment, everyone anticipated a curtain call from Mike Piazza after his go-ahead home run in the 8th inning. Shortly after returning to the dugout, Piazza met those exp ...
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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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First Responders Fire the First Pitch
The Mets invited four first responders to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, simultaneously. After Robin Ventura, John Franco, Todd Zeile and Al Leiter caught the pitches, the Mets took the field t ...
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Franco’s Most Important Outing
Mets players, led by team captain and Brooklyn native John Franco, quickly came to the aid of the relief workers clearing the rubble at the World Trade Center. Shea Stadium turned into an impromptu st ...
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Gary Carter Mets Hall of Fame Plaque
Gary “Kid” Carter came to the Mets in 1985 after 11 successful seasons with their divisional opponent, the Montreal Expos. To a team that had already been improving steadily, Carter proved to be the f ...