Remembering 9-11 and Baseball’s Role in Healing

FLUSHING, UNITED STATES: New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza (L) is congratulated by teammates (2nd, L to R) Todd Ziele, Robin Ventura, Armando Benitez and Bobby Jones after the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 behind an eighth inning 2-run home run by Piazza 21 September, 2001 at Shea Stadium in New York City. Security was high and the signs of patriotism everywhere as the two teams played the first baseball game in New York since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center twin towers 11 September. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Hard to believe it was a whole 14 years ago that the country was struck by the events of September 11th. We’ll probably always remember exactly where we were when we heard the news. But even more than remembering where I was, I remember the first public event that brought this country together. Nothing other than a gold old fashioned American baseball game.

I really can’t think of a better way to bring a country together than enjoying America’s pastime. But this wasn’t just any baseball game. If you remember watching this game, you know that it brought upon a feeling that we’ll probably never feel again. It was the first baseball game where winning / losing was completely irrelevant. From President Bush throwing out the first pitch, to the legendary Mike Piazza home run. Throughout all the happenings aroung 9-11, the game at Shea Stadium is one I’ll never forget.

Relive the moment with this video remembering the events of 9-11 and the impact the game of baseball had on bringing the country together. What a beautiful moment.