Five-time Grammy Award winner and Boston native James Taylor took the field and sang the national anthem before Game 2 of the World Series, and was also tabbed to sing “America the Beautiful” during the seventh-inning stretch, joined by survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The World Series is Major League Baseball’s premier event, calling for first-rate performances during the pregame ceremonies and in-game breaks.
Throughout the playoffs, Dr. Charles Steinberg, the Red Sox’ executive vice president and senior advisor, worked closely with the MLB to coordinate the talent and the placement.
In what could be the final home game of the season at Fenway Park, Steinberg took the opportunity to pay one final tribute to the bombing victims. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.