World Series in Cleveland: Lofton, Baerga to throw out first pitches

CLEVELAND –  Now we all know: 1995 Cleveland World Series team members Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga will be throwing out the first pitches in Games 1 and 2 of the 2016 World Series!

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 05: Kenny Lofton #7 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base against the New York Yankees during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND – OCTOBER 05: Kenny Lofton #7 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base against the New York Yankees during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

21 Aug 1999: Carlos Baerga #9 of the Cleveland Indians walks on the field during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safco Field in Seattle, Washington. The Indians defeated the Mariners 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

21 Aug 1999: Carlos Baerga #9 of the Cleveland Indians walks on the field during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safco Field in Seattle, Washington. The Indians defeated the Mariners 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

That announcement was made Monday afternoon.

Major League Baseball also announced that pop star Rachel Platten  will sing the National Anthem before Game 1, and country duo LOCASH will perform it for Game 2.

Singing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch for Game 1 is US Air Force Master Sergeant Alyson Jones, and during Game 2, US Air Force Master Sergeant Eric Sullivan.

For Game 1, the official game ball will be delivered to the pitching mound by former Tribe manager Mike Hargrove and a representative from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The official ball for Game 2 will be delivered by Tribe legend Joe Charboneau and a member of the local Boys & Girls Club of America.

Remember that the World Series is yours to watch ONLY on Fox 8! Make your viewing plans, here’s the schedule:

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