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Texas Legends in Lineup for World Series Performances

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Oct 29, 2010  |  Updated 3:49 PM CDT
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Texas legends from the worlds of music and sport highlight the list of those who wil take the hill before games 3 and 4 of the World Series this weekend to sing and toss out ceremonial first pitches.

For Saturday's Game 3, Grammy Award-winner and Burleson-native Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem while Tony Award-nominated actress/singer Martha Plimpton will sing God Bless America in the middle of the 7th inning. 

The first pitch will be thrown out by MLB legend, team president and former player Nolan Ryan and caught by Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez.  The game is scheduled to start at 5:57 p.m., the earliest start for a World Series game in more than 20 years.

On Sunday, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by former president George W. Bush and caught by Nolan Ryan. Bush will be accompanied to the mound by his father.  The younger Bush was the managing general partner of the Rangers from 1989-1994 and maintained partial ownership of the club until 1998.

For Game 4, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will perform the National Anthem.  God Bless America will be song by 4Troops, a chorus of US combat vets who served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sunday's Game 4 is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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