HOFers Lasorda, Blyleven highlight 1st pitches for Classic Championship Round

Former All-Stars Nomo, Delgado to also represent their countries

HOFers Lasorda, Blyleven highlight 1st pitches for Classic Championship Round

Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and Bert Blyleven as well as former All-Stars Hideo Nomo and Carlos Delgado will throw out ceremonial first pitches representing each of the teams in the Championship Round of the World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

The league also announced the Championship Round will feature a three-day fan festival outside Dodger Stadium.

Blyleven and Delgado will throw the first pitches for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico, respectively, before Monday evening's semifinal matchup between the two clubs. Nomo will represent Japan and Lasorda the United States when they throw out the ceremonial pitches for their respective countries before Tuesday's game between the teams.

The World Baseball Classic Fan Festival is open to ticket holders at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on Monday and will continue through the end of each game until Wednesday. The festival offers food and performances from different parts of the world in addition to an international beer garden, a WBC '17 virtual reality experience and local art exhibits.

The Championship Round begins on Monday night when the Netherlands and Puerto Rico square off, and it continues on Tuesday night with Japan and the United States. The winners of the two games will meet in the final on Wednesday.

First pitch for all three games is at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT), and the matchups can be seen live on MLB.TV and MLB Network.

The World Baseball Classic runs through Wednesday. In the U.S., games air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via MLBNetwork.com/watch, while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN provide the exclusive Spanish-language coverage. MLB.TV Premium subscribers in the U.S. have access to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service's 400-plus supported devices. The tournament is being distributed internationally across all forms of television, internet, mobile and radio in territories excluding the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. Get tickets for the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, while complete coverage -- including schedules, video, stats and gear -- is available at WorldBaseballClassic.com.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.