Mike Piazza and the New York Mets Pay Tribute to 9/11 Victims and First Responders: A Vital Aspect of Our Identity


"Mike Piazza returned to Queens on Monday, not only to commemorate the September 11 terrorist attacks but also to recall his unforgettable home run ten days later against the Braves during the first game back in New York City. Just as they did in that memorable game, the Mets once again proudly sported FDNY and NYPD hats at Citi Field on Monday. Piazza reflected, 'We made a firm declaration that we wanted to wear those hats, and initially, there was some resistance. We were ready to accept any fines; we didn't mind. Nobody was going to separate us from those hats.'"