New White House Comms Director Helped Recover Mike Piazza’s 9/11 Jersey

Anthony Scaramucci, named Donald Trump's new White House communications director, says he's ready to take "dramatic action" to stop leaks to the press
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New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has a passion for certain items of historical significance, and the Mets.

Scaramucci was part of a group that purchased former Met Mike Piazza’s game-worn jersey from September 21, 2001, the first game the Mets played after the 9/11 attacks:

The jersey, originally purchased from the Mets by a collector, sold at auction for $365,000. Piazza hit the game-winning homerun while wearing the jersey.

According to USA Today, “Scaramucci, who was at that Sept. 21 game at Shea Stadium and is a self-proclaimed huge Mets fan, and his group promised to display the jersey at the Mets’ home at CitiField, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York on a rotating basis.”

Piazza himself expressed relief that the jersey would be headed back to the Mets:

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