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:
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) April 18, 2016
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:
Huge thanks to Anthony & Tony for coming through!My family & I couldn't be more pleased knowing the jersey will be where it belongs.Thank u!
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) April 14, 2016