BASEBALL HALL OF FAMERS/GIANTS LEGENDS TO BE RECOGNIZED: The five living Giants legends who are immortalized in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum - Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry - will be recognized before the start of Game Three.
25TH ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE OF THE 1989 WORLD SERIES EARTHQUAKE: Major League Baseball and the San Francisco Giants will have a special moment to remember the 25th anniversary of the earthquake that struck San Francisco during the 1989 World Series. Following the moment, the two managers from that series, Roger Craig & Tony LaRussa, will deliver the game ball to the mound with Shenali Nand, 16, from the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club from San Mateo.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: In a symbolic appreciation of their fans, the San Francisco Giants have selected Frank Burke from Oakdale, California, to throw Game Three's ceremonial first pitch. Burke is the fan who caught Travis Ishikawa's NL pennant-winning home run in NLCS Game Five, and immediately gave the piece of team history back to the Giants first baseman/outfielder. Burke will throw the pitch to Ishikawa.
GAME THREE PERFORMANCES: Grammy Award-winning country group, Little Big Town will perform the National Anthem. The group, consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, first entered the music scene more than 15 years ago with hits such as "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "Good As Gone" and Grammy-nominated single "Little White Church." Their highly-anticipated sixth studio album Pain Killer was released this past Tuesday, October 21st, and features Top 10 single "Day Drinking" and fan-favorite "Girl Crush." Pain Killer produced by Jay Joyce follows the bands platinum-selling album Tornado which includes #1 hits "Pontoon" and "Tornado." The foursome will launch The Pain Killer Tour November 8th in Youngstown, OH with openers Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne. Singing "God Bless America" before the bottom of the 7th inning will be United States Navy Petty Officer, 1st Class Steven Powell. Huey Lewis will sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch, and will also yell "Play Ball!" prior to the game's first pitch.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2014 ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD PRESENTED BY CHEVROLET: The winner of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced at a press conference prior to Game Three of the 2014 World Series on Saturday at AT&T Park. The annual Award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The press conference will include Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, MLB Goodwill Ambassador and wife of the late Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente Vera Clemente and a representative from Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball.
MASTERCARD PRESENTATION TO SU2C WITH "MODERN FAMILY'S" ERIC STONESTREET: MasterCard, the preferred card of Major League Baseball, will present a generous $4 million dollar donation to Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee members, co-founders, Sue Selig and special guest, "Modern Family" actor and SU2C ambassador Eric Stonestreet. The funds were raised with the help of all you fans and cardholders through the 'Priceless Causes' initiative. A MasterCard/SU2C spot will run in-stadium featuring Club mascots.
IN-GAME SU2C MOMENT: MLB and Stand Up To Cancer will once again conduct a special in-game moment at AT&T Park with players, umpires, coaches and fans, as they all hold up placards with the names of loved ones affected by the disease. The moment will take place after the 5th inning.
GEORGE MARK CHILDREN'S HOUSE VISIT: Giants Legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda and Vera Clemente joined representatives from Major League Baseball and the San Francisco Giants to donate a Starlight Fun Center to the kids at the George Mark Children's House in San Leandro earlier today. The Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit is equipped with the latest gaming system that rolls bedside in hospitals to provide distractive entertainment and healing power of play to pediatric patients. Starlight Fun Centers provide a comforting break and fun distraction for children facing surgery, enduring long outpatient treatments or fighting loneliness after hospital visiting hours have ended,. Nurses, physicians, Child Life Specialists and parents report back to Starlight that the Fun Center greatly improves the experience of hospitalization for their children.
ABOUT STAND UP TO CANCER: Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs are the founding partners of SU2C and a lead donor since 2008, committing over $40 million through 2014. As the initiative's founding donor, MLB has collaborated with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) on significant awareness-building efforts, including public service announcements, in-stadium promotion and fundraising events, and has dedicated one World Series game to the initiative for each of the past three years. Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.