Manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza salute Mayor Rudy Giuliani before the game against the Braves at Shea Stadium on Sept. 21, 2001. It was the first sporting event in the city following 9/11.
Manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza salute Mayor Rudy Giuliani before the game against the Braves at Shea Stadium on Sept. 21, 2001. It was the first sporting event in the city following 9/11. Ezra Shaw ALLSPORT
Manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza salute Mayor Rudy Giuliani before the game against the Braves at Shea Stadium on Sept. 21, 2001. It was the first sporting event in the city following 9/11. Ezra Shaw ALLSPORT

For New York after 9/11, it was time to play ball

September 11, 2016 12:01 AM