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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Major League Baseball Remembers September 11, 2001

There will be tributes throughout the day to remember those lost and affected by the events of that day

Mets Play Ball With Atlanta in New York
Fans wave American flags while Marc Anthony signs the National Anthem before the New York Mets game against the Atlanta Braves September 21, 2001 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY . The game was the Mets'' first since the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

15 years ago, one of the most atrocious attacks in American history occurred as terrorists hijacked four planes and decimated three targets while one plane was foiled and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Baseball was halted for a week, but then resumed which some questioned at the time whether or not it should so soon. However, once play commenced, it seemed to help heal the nation as the country rallied behind the Mets and Yankees, who were en route to another world series.

Each year, MLB pays tribute to those lost and affected, heroes and survivors, as well as those in the military who allow us all to get upset over meaningless baseball losses each and every day.

This year, each game will have their own respective tribute with the very first pitch scheduled to be thrown will be in New York, between the Rays and Yankees.

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