9/11 Terror Attacks

On Sept. 21, 2001, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000201" title="New York Mets" href="/topic/sports/baseball/new-york-mets-ORSPT000201.topic">New York Mets</a>, led by Manager Bobby Valentine, played the first professional sporting event in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804000000" title="New York City" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city-PLGEO100100804000000.topic">New York City</a> after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In this photo, Valentine holds an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000107" title="New York City Police Department" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/law-enforcement/new-york-city-police-department-ORGOV0000107.topic">NYPD</a> hat over his heart during the national anthem before the second game of a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="T15007055" title="Professional Baseball" href="/topic/sports/baseball/professional-baseball/T15007055.topic">MLB</a> double-header against the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000003" title="Atlanta Braves" href="/topic/sports/baseball/atlanta-braves-ORSPT000003.topic">Atlanta Braves</a> on September 11, 2002, the first anniversary of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000001" title="September 11, 2001 Attacks" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/terrorism/september-11-2001-attacks-EVHST000001.topic">9/11</a>.
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( Jamie Squire, Getty Images )

On Sept. 21, 2001, the New York Mets, led by Manager Bobby Valentine, played the first professional sporting event in New York City after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In this photo, Valentine holds an NYPD hat over his heart during the national anthem before the second game of a MLB double-header against the Atlanta Braves on September 11, 2002, the first anniversary of 9/11.

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