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Good Morning and Go NATS!! Here are the Ceremonial First Pitch Participants

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From the Nationals:

“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.”

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