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Manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza of the New York Mets applaude in honor of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani before the Mets'' game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY September 21, 2001 in the first major sporting event in the New York area since the World Trade Center disaster. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Sports after 9/11

In the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, sports teams and fans joined together to pay tribute to the victims and display a unifying sense of patriotism.