On September 17, 2001 — After a six-day hiatus, major league games are played for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. At Busch Stadium during a pregame ceremony, Cardinal announcer Jack Buck captures the mood of a nation with the reading of his original poem, “We Shall Overcome”, and a new baseball tradition begins when the song God Bless America is sung during the seventh-inning stretch of all six scheduled contests.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 17
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