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May 3, 2011 – Later this summer, Yankees Magazine will be publishing a story on the 10-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The feature will discuss the impact that the New York Yankees and baseball had in healing the wounded nation.

The story will include quotes from the most significant players on the 2001 Yankees, who made a dramatic and inspired run to the World Series and who came back to tie – and ultimately win — two Fall Classic games with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

And, of course, the essay will reflect on the lives that were lost as well as on the heroes who saved so many lives.

The first words of this feature have not yet been written. The story doesn’t have a title yet, and a writer has not even been chosen.

In spite of the fact that this story is in its infancy stages, it just got a lot better. It would have already been meaningful, of that I’m sure. But because of the efforts of the United States Military and all who contributed to the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, this story will be more infinitely more inspirational than it would have otherwise been.

To all who make our lives safe and peaceful, I am eternally thankful.

–Alfred Santasiere III   


1 Comment

As a Reds fan and Ohio resident, I was (physically) hundreds of miles away from the 9/11 attacks. However, the emotional scars will never go away. I remember watching the 2001 postseason and how MLB and particularly the Yankees brought a sense of normalcy and pride to the country in that difficult time.

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