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Watch George W. Bush’s Incredible World Series First Pitch After The 9/11 Attacks

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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On the 17-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it’s a great moment to remember George W. Bush’s iconic World Series first pitch.

The New York Yankees were facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series, which was taking place a little less than two months after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Bush stepped to the mound in game three in New York, and the crowd welcomed him with thunderous applause. What happened next was incredible. (RELATED: READ DANICA PATRICK’S AWESOME 9/11 TRIBUTE)

Our 43rd President threw the ball right down the strike zone. Check out the incredible video below.

It’s hard to put into words just how insane Bush’s arrival to the World Series was. The eyes of the world were upon us, and our president stood tall after a horrific terrorist attack. He walked out and put everybody on notice.

Even in the face of tragedy, Americans wouldn’t change our lifestyles. We would show up for baseball in the same city that was attacked, and we wouldn’t think twice about it.

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