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Billy Joel to sing national anthem at World Series Game 3

Billy Joel performs 'Meet the Mets'

Billy Joel performs "Meet The Mets" during his concert on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

Billy Joel will sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field on Friday night, Joel's spokeswoman told Newsday.

Joel has a long history with the Mets, including headlining the two final concerts at Shea Stadium in 2008. This season, the Mets have used his song, "Piano Man," as a sing-along during the middle of the 8th inning break and, at times, played "New York State of Mind" as the exit music following a win at Citi Field.

The Long Island-raised Joel sang "Meet the Mets" and gave score updates from Game 4 of the NLCS during a concert at Madison Square Garden last week.

Joel sang the anthem before Game 1 of the 2000 Series between the Mets and Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

National Anthem singers for Games 4 and 5 have not yet been announced.

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