After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans’ routines were disrupted and many were overwhelmed with grief and anxiety. While professional sports seemed trivial in the wake of the events, athletes’ returns to the field served a role in helping fans achieve a degree of normalcy. This exhibition tells the stories of landmark sports moments after 9/11, including Mike Piazza’s home run in the first New York City major league baseball game following the attacks, George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch at a World Series game at Yankee Stadium and the world coming together to compete in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
Photo: Jin Lee
9/11 Memorial & Museum
World Trade Center (museum: 180 Greenwich St.)Manhattan, NY 10007