Mary J. Blige has been tapped to sing the national anthem for Major League Baseball’s biggest night.
The singer will perform before Game 1 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday, when the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals compete at Fenway Park, according to MLB.com.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to perform the national anthem,” says Blige in a statement. “I’ve conducted countless performances across the globe throughout my illustrious career, but performing the anthem at Yankee Stadium during the 2009 World Series was beyond a thrill, and so I’m looking forward to again being a part of baseball’s great history.”
The 2013 MLB World Series gets underway Wednesday on Fox at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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