For the first time since 1933, Washington D.C. will host the World Series as the Washington Nationals continue their 2019 Postseason run, starting with Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, October 25 at 8:07 p.m. The World Series continues on Saturday, October 26 with Game 4 also set to begin at 8:07 p.m. If a Game 5 is necessary, it will be played at 8:07 p.m. on Sunday, October 27. All games against the Houston Astros will be televised exclusively on FOX. ALL GATES will open at 5:00 p.m. for each game. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early in order to enjoy the pregame festivities. Please see below for ceremonial first pitch details.
WORLD SERIES GAME 3 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
To honor the Nationals bringing baseball back to D.C. after a 33-year absence, Chad Cordero and Brian Schneider of the inaugural 2005 Nationals will throw and catch the ceremonial first pitch on Friday night.
WORLD SERIES GAME 4 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
On Saturday, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by a Nationals Youth Baseball Academy scholar-athlete, accompanied by current Nationals and big supporters of the Academy, Anthony Rendon and Max Scherzer.
WORLD SERIES GAME 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
If a Game 5 is necessary, the Nationals will welcome chef and humanitarian José Andrés to throw a ceremonial first pitch. Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018, Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator and founder of World Central Kitchen. In January 2019 Andrés opened a World Central Kitchen on Pennsylvania Ave, Washington D.C. to feed federal workers who were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Further details of World Series pregame ceremonies will be released by Major League Baseball.