Saturday, May 21 2022

Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The New York Mets and the Yankees – along with all other 28 clubs – will honor those whose lives were affected or lost on that day in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field, airing on Fox.

Saturday’s game (7:35 p.m. ET) will mark the first time the Mets and Yankees face each other on 9/11 since that tragic day 20 years ago. It also will be just the second time both teams are playing in New York City on the anniversary. The first came in 2014.

Several players from the 2001 Mets team will be in attendance, including Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, who hit the most memorable home run in Mets history in the first professional sporting event in New York after 9/11 10 days later.

Mike Piazza connects on a two-run homer in the eighth inning of the Sept. 21 game.Mike Piazza connects on a two-run homer in the eighth inning of the Sept. 21 game.

Mike Piazza connects on a two-run homer in the eighth inning of the Sept. 21 game.

What TV channel is the game on?

Saturday’s game will air on Fox.

What time does the pregame ceremony begin?

7 p.m. ET at Citi Field.

Who will be in attendance?

Upwards of 14 former Mets players and coaches from the 2001 team – including Hall of Famer Mike Piazza – along with various Yankees luminaries are expected to attend the game.

Who is throwing the first pitch?

The two former New York managers from the 2001 season – Bobby Valentine (Mets) will throw out the first pitch to Joe Torre (Yankees).

Will Mets, Yankees wear 9/11 hats, uniforms?

Players will have the option of wearing caps from New York City’s first responder agencies – the FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority Police Department, Department of Sanitation and Department of Correction.

The Mets will wear home white uniforms that say “NEW YORK” across the front to represent the city.

Who is singing the national anthem?

The NYPF Cops and Kids chorus will sing the national anthem. Anais Reno, a 17-year-old Jazz recording artist from New York, will sing America the Beautiful. FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson is performing God Bless America.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mets-Yankees 9/11 game: Time, TV, how to watch ceremony in New York

Source: Yahoo Sports

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