The New York Mets return to Citi Field tonight to face the Philadelphia Phillies for their home opener. Missing from this year’s line-up is pitcher Bobby Parnell, who joined the Detroit Tigers earlier this year.
In the eight seasons that Parnell pitched for the New York Mets, he became an adopted New Yorker. Despite being in his home state of South Carolina on Sept. 11, the attacks felt personal to Parnell who is from a family of firefighters.
In an interview for the Our City. Our Story. podcast series, Parnell speaks about his connection to the first responder community, what he loves about New York City, and the link between baseball and Sept. 11.
Listen to his story.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff