“You go and see the firemen and all the rescue workers and they ask you for your autographs. You feel like you should be asking for them for their autographs. They are the heroes.” - DEREK JETER, Yankees shortstop, speaking of the heroic efforts of police and firemen during the WTC Attack.

September 11, 2001 - In the wake of terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball cancels all games for security reasons and for the deep mourning for all the lives that have been lost. Yankee Stadium is evacuated as a precautionary measure.

September 13, 2001 - Due the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The 91 missed games, the most regular-season contests not played since World War I forced the cancellation of the final month of the 1918 season, have been re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends meaning the World Series is likely to extend into November for the first time in history.

September 19, 2001 - Major League Baseball and the Players Association announce the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund. The organizations will each donate $10 million to aid the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

September 21, 2001 - The Mets donate their day's pay, which totals approximately $500,000, from tonight's game with the Braves at Shea to a rescue fund for the families of the firefighters and policemen killed in the World trade Center terrorist attacks. The contest is the first professional baseball game played in New York since the tragedy.

September 21, 2001 - A crowd 41,235 at Shea Stadium witness the return of baseball to New York City for the first time since terrorist attacks of September 11. Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, which include singers Diana Ross, Marc Anthony Lisa Minnelli as well as bagpipers, pay tribute to victims of the tragedy. Mike Piazza's eigth inning homerun gives the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.

September 28, 2001 - In the first home home at Wrigley since the terrorist attacks on America, Sammy Sosa, after hitting his 59th home run of the season, waves a small American flag as he circles the bases. After scoring and making a curtain call from the dugout, the Cub slugger continues to wave Old Glory.

October 30, 2001 - George W. Bush becomes the the eighth president to attend a World Series game and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11 attacks, the Commander in Chief walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike to the Yankees' backup catcher much to the delight of the stadium faithful.

March 20, 2002 - The commissioner's office announces MLB will continue the practice that began after the September 11 attacks of singing 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch in each team's first homestand. In addition, an American flag patches will be worn on the jackets of all 30 major league teams this season and special logos will be used on Opening Day, Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July with Canadian versions designed for the Blue Jays and Expos.

March 29, 2002 MLB announces there will be a minute of silence at 9:11 at every major league team's first night game this season to remember September 11th's?tragic events. The song 'God Bless America' will continue to be sung during?the seventh-inning stretch of all games.

September 11, 2002 - Yankee legends Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto unveil a monument dedicated to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The team also has a ceremonial tree planting in Monument Park in honor the of heroes and victims of horrific events of year ago.

April 4, 2003 - The Coneheads stage a reunion at Shea Stadium as David Cone returns to the mound after taking a year off and hurls an imprssive 5 innings of shutout ball in the Mets, 4-0, victory over the Expos. In memory of one of the founders of this unique idea which started in 1988, the group hangs a banner featuring a picture of Scott Saber,who was killed during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, smiling in his Conehead.