NY Mets Will Wear NYPD And FDNY Hats During 9/11 Anniversary Game


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The New York Mets are honoring first responders on the 20th anniversary of September 11th by wearing FDNY and NYPD baseball hats during their home game against the Yankees tomorrow.

The team made the announcement Wednesday...saying players will have the option of wearing FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority Police Department, Department of Sanitation and Department of Correction hats for when they hit Citi Field on Sept. 11.

The Mets and the Yankees both wore the hats last year on 9/11 and it was clear that the players wanted to keep the tradition each year.

NY announced the Mets' and Yankees' managers from the 2001 season, Bobby Valentine and Joe Torre, will be involved in the first-pitch ceremonies that will take place before the game.

The Mets said that Mike Piazza, who hit that famous home run in the days after the attacks, will be attending Saturday's game, as well as 13 other coaches and players from the 2001season.

First responders will be at the game and will come together with the FDNY honor guard, NYPD honor guard and others on the field.

The NYPD Cops and Kids Chorus will be singing the national anthem says the Mets and the FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson will sing God Bless America.

The game is to begin at 7:40 PM ET., this will be the first time the Mets and Yankees have played each other on 9/11 since the tragedy.

SOURCE: TMZ


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