CHILDREN OF ROBIN WILLIAMS TO BE PART OF PRE-GAME CEREMONIES: Two of Robin Williams' children, Zak and Zelda Williams, will be a part of Game Five pre-game ceremonies, with Zak throwing the ceremonial first pitch to iconic Tony and Emmy Award-winning entertainer, and Robin's close friend, Billy Crystal. A special tribute video will play in AT&T Park in honor of Williams, the late Academy Award-winning actor, comedian, San Francisco resident and Giants fan.
GAME FIVE PERFORMANCES: Grammy Award-nominated, and Dot Records multi-platinum recording artist Aaron Lewis, will perform the National Anthem before Game Five of the World Series. His first solo release Town Line, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country Album Chart. The first single from that release, "Country Boy," featured the late George Jones and Charlie Daniels and has been certified Gold. It earned Lewis multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations, while the accompanying video has been streamed over eighteen million times to date. Lewis completed a run of dates as the headlining act on the Jägermeister Country Tour, performing a majority of the songs from The Road. The album was released by Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville in late 2012. As the front man for the multi-platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, "It's Been Awhile," in addition to three other #1 hits and eight Top-Ten singles.
Singing "God Bless America" before the bottom of the 7th inning will be U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michelle Doolittle.
CHECK PRESENTATION TO THE BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND: Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association will present a check to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) during pre-game ceremonies. Participating in the ceremony will be Travis Holley and Asanti Wilson, both of whom attend the Willie Mays Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball designed to promote the growth of youth baseball and softball throughout the world by awarding grants to support field renovation and construction projects, equipment and uniform purchases, coaches training material and other selected program expenses. Since its formation by the MLBPA and MLB in 1999, BTF has awarded more than 800 grants totaling more than $27 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. BTF also facilitates league-wide initiatives including the collection and distribution of new and gently used equipment to organizations in need as well as field maintenance education clinics. For more information, visit baseballtomorrowfund.com and follow BTF on Facebook, Twitter and MLBlogs.
SPECIAL GAME BALL DELIVERY: Darren Baker, the son of former San Francisco Giants Manager Dusty Baker, will deliver the game ball with Amanda Blanco, 16, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County, and Giants Legend J.T. Snow. Blanco is currently a student at South San Francisco High School. Yesterday prior to Game Four, Darren Baker participated in the RBI Scouting Showcase in Golden Gate Park.