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President Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

John McCain and Rudy Giuliani share a light moment before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

Alex Rodriguez prepares to hand out American flags to fans at the gates at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Sept. 18, 2001.

The Twin Towers on the Mets’ skyline scoreboard are black and covered by a red, white and blue ribbon at Shea Stadium.

Tino Martinez and the rest of the Yankees bow their heads in a moment of silence for the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Mets manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza applaud New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani before the game.

President George W. Bush poses with managers Joe Torre and Bob Brenly after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

The Reds hold flags from the dugout during a ceremony to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 21, 2001, in Milwaukee.

Fans react as the Padres help unfurl a giant American flag on the field in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2001.

Arizona Diamondbacks players help unfurl a giant American flag during pregame ceremonies at Coors Field in Denver on Sept. 17, 2001.

The Red Sox and Rays line up on the baselines and bow their heads during a memorial ceremony on Sept. 18, 2001, in Boston.

Edgar Renteria and the Cardinals stand in attention during the national anthem before their game against the Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

A sign honoring the New York City Fire Department is held by members of the San Francisco Fire Department during pregame ceremonies before a game between the Giants and Astros on Sept. 18, 2001.

St. Louis city and county police officers and firefighters march around the field prior to the game between the Cardinals and Brewers.

The Phillies and Braves look on as a Marine Corps color guard stands in tribute during pregame ceremonies in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 2001.

Mets catcher Mike Piazza wears the NYPD logo on his batting helmet as he takes the field.

A handler holds Challenger, an American eagle, during pregame ceremonies at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25, 2001.

The Cubs listen to the national anthem on Sept. 18, 2001. This was the first game played in Cincinnati following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gives the thumbs up to players before the first game back at Shea Stadium.

Fans remember the events of Sept. 11 while attending Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

Carol Gies cries during the national anthem at Shea Stadium on Sept. 21, 2001. Carol lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, in the World Trade Center attacks.

Jermaine Dye runs on the field in front of an American flag at the Coliseum in Oakland on Sept. 22, 2001.

The Pittsburgh skyline is seen behind the Pirates on Sept. 17, 2001 as they line up along the third-base line and bow their heads in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks on America.

The U.S. flag flies at half-staff at Comerica Park, home of the Tigers, on Sept. 13, 2001

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken carries the American flag onto the field during a pregame ceremony on Sept. 21, 2001, at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Mike Piazza gestures to fans after the end of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Piazza’s two-run homer in the eighth inning put the Mets ahead for good.

Commissioner Bud Selig leads fans and players in a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 21, 2001, at Miller Park.

Angels players pay their respect during the national anthem before a game at Safeco Field in Seattle on Sept. 18, 2001.

Roger Clemens greets members of the NYPD during pregame ceremonies at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25, 2001.

Mets pitcher Rick White, wearing an NYPD cap, embraces the Braves’ Chipper Jones before the start of the game on
Sept. 21, 2001.

Diana Ross sings “God Bless America” during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets on Sept. 21, 2001.

A large flag is unfurled by members of the Dodgers, along with firefighters and police officers from Los Angeles County, on Sept. 17, 2001.

A U.S. flag flies at half-staff over Turner Field on Sept. 15, 2001, home of the Braves, in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Fireworks fill the sky in tribute over U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, before a game against the Yankees on Sept. 18.

Members of the Rockies bow their heads in a moment of silence at Coors Field on Sept. 19, 2001.

Members of the Phoenix Fire Department erect the United States flag during the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2001 World Series.

The date of the terrorist attack is embroidered on the sleeve of the Mets’ Robin Ventura.

 Fans sing and wave American flags after the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.




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