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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