November 02, 2009 03:01:19 GMT
Amber Riley, backed up by six of her co-stars, sang a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in the middle of the rain.
The cast of TV's most hyped show this Fall, "Glee", were taking over the Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, October 31 to do the honor of performing the national anthem. The lots had been snubbed by NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade but they delivered when tapped to perform at the World Series event.
The likes of Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, and Chris Colfer took a minute of Game 3 between Phillies and Yankees to sing the song in World Series jerseys and 'Stand Up to Cancer' shirts. But it was Amber Riley who took the center stage, belting out the first few phrases solo. When they got to the "bombs bursting in the air", fireworks were lit.
Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt then came out to throw the ceremonial first pitch. The crowd cheered for him and the ovation did not stop until Schmidt hugged baseman Ryan Howard and left the field.
"Glee" is taking a break from airing on FOX due to the World Series. It will return on November 11 with episode "Wheels".