Report: Yankees, Mets To Play At Citi Field On Sept. 11, 2021

Lou DiPietro
July 07, 2020 - 3:24 pm

According to a report from Tim Healey of Newsday, the Yankees and Mets will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a Subway Series interleague game at Citi Field on Sept. 11, 2021.

MLB’s 2021 schedule will officially be released on Thursday.

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This will mark just the second time that both teams will play in New York on Sept. 11, the first being in 2014, when the Mets hosted Washington and the Yankees hosted Tampa Bay.

Shea Stadium was the site of the first game in New York following the terrorist attacks in 2001, a Mets/Braves game on Sept. 18 made even more memorable by Mike Piazza’s go-ahead home run in the eighth inning.

“I’m sure it will be a very emotional night as we continue to honor the legacy of those perished on 9/11/01,” Mike Piazza told Mike Puma of the New York Post Tuesday upon being asked about the report. “As much as it is still very painful for me personally to reflect on the tragedy of the day’s events, we must never forget their sacrifice. MLB, as well as both New York teams, were particularly instrumental in the recovery process, so it is very appropriate they will be together that day.”

Later in that fall of 2001, Derek Jeter became Mr. November when the World Series creeped into the calendar’s 11th month for the first time, and then-President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 3 in Yankee Stadium.

Per Healey, in the 18 seasons since the 2001 attacks, the Mets have played at home nine times, the Yankees have played eight home games, and two seasons have seen neither team in the Big Apple. This season, the Yankees will make it nine and nine, as they are slated to host Baltimore while the Mets will be in Toronto. 

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