Billy Joel to sing anthem at Game 3 of World Series

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2015, file photo, Billy Joel performs for a record 65th time at Madison Square Garden in New York. A spokesman for Joel tells Newsday that the "Piano Man" will lead Citi Field in the national anthem prior to Game 3 of the World Series baseball game, on Friday, Oct. 30, between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. (Photo by Robert Altman/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s even more excitement in store for Game 3 of the World Series.

A spokesman for Billy Joel tells Newsday the “Piano Man” will lead Citi Field in the national anthem prior to the game Friday night between the Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

The Mets have a long history with Joel.

This season, they played Joel’s “Piano Man” as a sing-along in the middle of the 8th inning break and sometimes played “New York State of Mind” after a Citi Field win.

Last week, Joel sang “Meet the Mets” and gave score updates from the NLCS’s Game 4 during a concert at Madison Square Garden.

Joel also sang the anthem during Game 1 of the 2000 World Series between the Mets and Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

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