Former New York Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza is upset that the jersey he wore in the Mets first game back after the 9/11 terrorists attacks is now being sold. 

By SI Wire
April 05, 2016

Former New York Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza spoke about how he is upset that the jersey he wore in the Mets first game back after the 9/11 terrorists attacks is now being sold. 

“I’m very disappointed with the situation regarding my game jersey from Sept. 21, 2001," Piazza told the New York Post. “I’ve expressed my feelings to [chief operating officer] Jeff [Wilpon] and the Mets. And while it never should have left Citi Field, they have assured me that contact with the seller has been made and they are making a concerted effort to get the jersey back. I’m hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can give back to the fans and all New Yorkers a piece of that evening that was more than just a game.”

While wearing the jersey, Piazza hit a two-run homer on September 21, 2001, the first regular season MLB game played in New York after the attacks. The jersey is signed by the former catcher and features an American flag patch and the date 9-11-01 with American flags sewn on the right sleeve. 

Piazza was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will enter this summer. The Mets will be retiring his No. 31 jersey on July 30 when New York plays the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. 

 

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