MLB Network to air special on Mets/Braves emotional game following Sept. 11 attacks


MLB Network is set to premiere a special program to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with a feature on the Mets memorable win over the Braves once MLB play resumed following the national tragedy.

The network announced on Thursday that MLB Network Presents: Remembering the Game for New York will premiere Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. and again on Sept. 11, with showings at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The feature program will include a group discussion with Al Leiter, Mark DeRosa, John Franco, Steve Karsay, Dave Martinez and Jason Marquis, as the former players remember what it was like when the Mets and Braves battled in the first sporting event and MLB game in New York since the 9/11 attacks.

The game will forever be remembered in Mets and baseball lore thanks to Mike Piazza’s unforgettable go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, and the group, with each member having been a part of the game, remembers everything from Piazza’s home run to the pregame ceremony.

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