Yankees Tanaka Pitched in NY Police Department’s Hat September 12, 19th from the Terrorist Attacks 13:13
On the 11th, 19 years after the terrorist attacks in the United States, major league pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees played with the Hat of the New York City Police Department.
The Yankees played a double-header against the Orioles in New York on the 11th. On this day, 19 years after the terrorist attacks, the players offered silence before the game and played with the New York City Police Department and fire hats specially prepared for the day.
Tanaka, who started the second game, pitched with a police hat that read “NYPD” in yellow.
According to the Major League Baseball organization, players have been playing with police and fire hats since September 2001, so the Mets, who are based in New York as well as the Yankees, played with the same hat.
The terrorist attacks have killed about 400 police officers and firefighters who rescued and searched for victims at the collapsed World Trade Center building in New York, and next season, the 20th anniversary of the incident, will be the first time the Yankees and Mets teams will face each other on September 11.
Tanaka said, “I remember the shock I saw on the news as a child at the time. I experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake and it’s not a comparison, but I felt the strong feeling of everyone on the team for today’s game, and I felt the same way.”