A sorrowful loss
Steve Mercado was a New York fireman, an avid stickball player, and the
president of the New York Emperors Stickball League. On Tuesday morning,
September 11, 2001, Steve entered a stricken World Trade Center tower, as did
his company of 10 others. The tower collapsed during this heroic
ministration. Sadly, Steve was among the thousands who were lost in the
We've dedicated this section of Streetplay in tribute to Steve. We hope it
conveys some of the truly inspiring qualities of this wonderful man and the
strong feelings that many of us have for him. Please use the
navigation bar at the bottom of each page to find your
way about this section.
The New York Times memorialized Steve as part of its "September 11: Portraits of Grief" series; please visit it in addition to what you read here. We also encourage you to share your stories and memories of Steve on our Facebook page.