GAME BALL DELIVERY: Hannah Moyer, 17, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence, and former All-Star closer and Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery, will deliver tonight's official game ball to the mound. Moyer is currently a student at Lawrence Free State High School.
GAME SIX PERFORMANCES: The Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Musical Director Michael Stern, will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Six of the World Series. Founded in 1982, the Kansas City Symphony has established itself as a major force in the cultural life of the community. Praised for performances of uncompromising standard, the orchestra is the largest in the region and enjoys a national reputation under the artistic leadership of Michael Stern. The Kansas City Symphony performs more than 100 concerts each year, while also serving as the orchestra for the Kansas City Ballet and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Complementing its full schedule of concerts, the Symphony strives to enrich the lives of Kansas City residents by providing music education opportunities for children and adults, including KinderKonzerts, Young People's Concerts and an instrument petting zoo. Highlights each season include a range of free masterclasses, events and concerts reaching more than 200,000 community members, including the annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station concert each Memorial Day weekend and Symphony in the Flint Hills every summer. The Symphony has released four recordings on the Reference Recording label - Shakespeare's Tempest, the Grammy®-winning Britten's Orchestra, an Elgar/Vaughan Williams project and most recently, Miraculous Metamorphoses, which highlights composers Hindemith, Prokofiev and Bartók. Additionally, a Saint-Saëns album and an Adam Schoenberg album are slated for later release. The Symphony and Michael Stern also have recorded for the Naxos label. KCS performances can be heard locally each week on KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City's NPR affiliate. More information on the Kansas City Symphony is available at www.kcsymphony.org
Singing "God Bless America" before the bottom of the 7th inning will be Technical Sergeant Angie Johnson from the Tennessee Air National Guard.
BUCK O'NEIL LEGACY SEAT - BRET MILLER: Bret Miller of Kansas City, Missouri, was just 24 when he discovered he had a male-form of breast cancer and facing a mastectomy. Throughout his fight with the disease, he created the Bret Miller "1-T Foundation" and a website "check-them-dot-org" as a source of information, support, and awareness of the realties that men do suffer from breast cancer. Bret, cancer-free for four years, was selected as one of eleven representatives for the Warriors In Pink "Models Of Courage" calendar and speaks to audiences about early detection for men and women.
BUDWEISER OUR HERO SEAT - BOB MOTLEY: Bob Motley of Kansas City, Missouri, is a rare historical figure in baseball and the military. He is the only living umpire from the historic Negro Leagues and served his country as a United State Marine. After receiving a Purple Heart for his service during World War II, he umpired in the Negro Leagues for the likes of Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Willie Mays and Ernie Banks. Bob belongs to the Montford Point Marines Association, an organization celebrating the legacy of the first African Americans who service in the Marine Corp. In 2012, he was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor for his service during World War II. Bob's story came alive in his 2007 memoir "Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars." Bob, a Royals Lancer, is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. He's joined tonight by his wife of more than 60 years, Pearline, and family.