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ESPN Releases Touching Story About Mike Piazza's Post-9/11 Home Run

One of the worst days in American history brought out some of the best in people across the country in the days, weeks and months following the September 11, 2001 attacks. 

One of the many moments that helped bring the country together happened at Shea Stadium with the New York Mets hosting the Atlanta Braves in the first baseball game back in New York. 

Down one run in the bottom of the eighth, now Hall of Famer, Mike Piazza blasted a two-run home run to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. It was an electric moment in the stadium and across the country and an opportunity for Americans to say, "United we stand."

Piazza referenced the moment in his 2016 Hall of Fame induction speech:

"Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that forever changed our lives. To witness the darkest evil of the human heart and how it tore many loved ones from their families will forever be burned in my soul. But from tragedy and sorrow came bravery, love, compassion, character and, eventually, healing.

Many of you give me praise for the two-run home run on the first game back on Sept. 21 to push us ahead of the rival Braves. But the true praise belongs to police, firefighters, first responders, who knew they were going to die, but went forward anyway."

 Today ESPN released a story on the moment that is well worth a watch:

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