After a moment of silence was observed and a stirring national anthem was performed by the young vocalist Taylor Longbrake, the honorary first pitch -- a strike to Angels outfielder Reggie Willits -- was delivered by Cpl. Jeremiah W. Workman of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Workman received the Navy Cross citation for extraordinary heroism serving in Iraq on Dec. 23, 2004.
A pregame video display honored public servants in all walks of life in the memory of those who lost lives in the 9/11 tragedies.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.