Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox
A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the World Series, launching tonight at Fenway Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.
Major League Baseball announced earlier this week that Bronx native Mary J. Blige will handle the "Star-Spangled Banner" before game 1. She's got experience with the tricky song, having sung the anthem at Yankee Stadium during the 2009 Series. For the second game, set for Thursday, loyal Sox fan James Taylor gets the honor, Billboard has confirmed.
UPDATE: Watch Mary J. Sing the Anthem at Game 1