"It'll be a hard day for us on Sept. 11 of this year, for sure," Gies says, before reflecting on the game that helped her family heal. "But I'll also spend some time just feeling grateful for that night, and for that Mike Piazza home run. Everything changed for us when he hit that ball. We could smile again." #NeverForget #espn
The Braves-Mets game from Sept. 21, 2001, remains a historic moment of grief, mourning and hope after 9/11. Here's how five people who were there remember the night, the game and a 425-foot shot that helped heal a country.