Major League Baseball today announced the ceremonial & off-field activities for Game Three of the 2018 World Series presented by YouTube TV. The 114th Fall Classic between the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League Champion Boston Red Sox continues tonight, Friday, October 26th, at Dodger Stadium
Major League Baseball today announced the ceremonial & off-field activities for Game Three of the 2018 World Series presented by YouTube TV. The 114th Fall Classic between the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League Champion Boston Red Sox continues tonight, Friday, October 26th, at Dodger Stadium with LIVE coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes and ESPN Radio.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH
A past Dodger World Series hero will be throwing tonight's ceremonial first pitch.
NATIONAL ANTHEM & 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' PERFORMANCE:
Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Brad Paisley will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Three. Paisley has earned numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits including his most recent smash, "Today." Paisley performed the "Star Spangled Banner" before Game Two of the 2017 World Series.
Los Angeles Police Officer Rosalind Curry will perform God Bless America in the middle of the 7th inning. Curry sang the National Anthem prior to Game Six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium, which the Dodgers won 3-1.
GAME THREE COMMUNITY EVENT -- VOLUNTEER EVENT AT DOWNTOWN WOMEN'S CENTER: Prior to Game Three, representatives from Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers, including 1981 World Series MVP Steve Yeager and 1973 MLB All-Star Manny Mota, visited the Downtown Women's Center. The group prepped and served lunch, packed and distributed hygiene kits, and also provided Halloween-themed goody bags to 150 women. MLB and the Dodgers also made a charitable grant to the nonprofit, which serves homeless women in the Skid Row area, providing meals, wellness classes and counseling services among other essential resources.
HANK AARON AWARD: The winners of the 2018 Hank Aaron Awards will be announced at a press conference prior to Game Three. The press conference will include Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, in addition to the American and National League winners.
GEICO SEATS FOR SERVICE
MLB & GEICO will continue its program of giving members of the military a first-class experience at Major League Games with a special "Seats For Service" activation at Game Three of the 2018 World Series for U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ryan Bell and his guests. Sergeant First Class Ryan Bell is a 16-year veteran of the US Army. Hailing from Santa Clarita (CA), SFC Bell enlisted in July 2002. He deployed to Afghanistan 2003-2004 as a combat medic with the 1-501st PIR (at the time, PIR stood for "Parachute Infantry Regiment", and was an airborne forces regiment of the US Army). Shortly thereafter, SFC Bell began recruiting for the California Army National Guard (2006-present). He currently lives in El Segundo (CA).
GEICO Seats for Service recognizes deserving service members with special seats at MLB stadiums across the country. Through the program, Major League Baseball and GEICO partnered to provide a ballpark experience for active duty/retired service members and military families, each week at ballparks during the Regular Season from May through September 2018. Invited military (active duty, reservists, retirees) received tickets to an MLB game and were featured across GEICO and MLB media (e.g., social channels, MLB Network).
GAME BALL DELIVERY: Isbel Sanchez, 13, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel and freshman at Fairgrove Academy, will deliver the game ball of Game Three to the mound. She will be joined by Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Famer (and Dodger fan) Mario Lopez. Sanchez's favorite player is Kiké Hernández.