May 1st, 2011.
The Phillies were hosting the Mets when news of Osama Bin Laden’s death was leaked to the media. It was a 1-1 game in the top of the ninth inning, when fans began to realize what was going on, resulting in this scene at Citizens Bank Park:
Fans react to the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed during the Mets-Phillies game nine years ago today on May 1, 2011. 🇺🇸⚾️
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) May 1, 2020
President Obama came on television around 11:30 to confirm the news.
Can’t believe it’s been nine years already.