The New York Yankees played the Chicago White Sox on September 11th, 2001. This was the first professional sporting event after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
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On September 11, 2001, the New York Yankees were scheduled to play a home game against the Baltimore Orioles. The game was postponed, as were all Major League Baseball games that day. In the days following the attacks, MLB decided to cancel all games through September 14. They also decided that, when play resumed, all teams would observe a moment of silence and wear patriotic ribbons on their uniforms.
The Yankees’ Schedule After 9/11
After the September 11th attacks, the New York Yankees were scheduled to play the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The game was postponed, as were all Major League Baseball games for the week. The Yankees did not play their first game after 9/11 until September 18th, when they played the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees’ First Game After 9/11
After the September 11th attacks, Major League Baseball was put on hold. All games scheduled for September 11th were cancelled, as were the games scheduled for September 12th. The Yankees’ first game after 9/11 was on September 13th, against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees’ Last Game Before 9/11
On September 10, 2001, the Yankees played their last game before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They were scheduled to play the Baltimore Orioles on September 11, but the game was canceled after the attacks. The Yankees’ next game was on September 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees’ Record After 9/11
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the New York Yankees played a home game against the Baltimore Orioles on September 13, 2001. The game was postponed due to the attacks, and was rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on September 21.
The Yankees lost the first game of the doubleheader 6-3, then won the second game 7-3. The team finished the regular season with a 95-65 record, and went on to win the World Series that year.
After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Major League Baseball was cancelled for a week. The New York Yankees were scheduled to play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 12.
On September 21, baseball resumed and the Yankees played their first game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game was emotional for many, as it was the first sporting event in New York City after the attacks. The Yankees would go on to win the World Series that year.