September 11th attacks
9/11 made sports seem so trivial yet titanic in one breath. 9/11 wasn’t just about a plane and a building, and Piazza’s fly ball was about more than putting a crooked number up on the scoreboard.
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, who lost his son on 9/11, is spending the day watching the proceedings via closed circuit at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn along with about three-dozen other families.
Moira Ann Smith was one of 23 NYPD officers killed on September 11th. She evacuated hundreds of people out of Tower Two on that fateful day.