Major League Baseball offered a September 11th tribute with this Rawlings baseball, which was used for the 1st pitch on the anniversary of this tragic event. The baseball was also offered as a collector's piece. The baseball features an American flag and red and blue stitches. Baseball, like any other business, incorporated tributes to September 11th into baseball games and in related elements (like equipment, baseball cards, etc).
Why was this specific item created? The original was used in MLB games, but this version was created to offer to general consumers. This ball creates a connection to the games commerating September 11th.