WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals have announced that two players from the team's 2005 inaugural season will throw and catch the ceremonial first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Chad Cordero and Brian Schneider, teammates in the team's early days in D.C., will handle the duties.
Cordero was the team's closer during their first year in Washington and led the majors in saves that season.
Following the franchise move from Montreal, Schneider became the first catcher in the history of the Nationals. He started in their first game and caught that game's first pitch from then President George W. Bush.
On Saturday, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by a Nationals Youth Baseball Academy scholar-athlete, accompanied by Nationals and big supporters of the Academy, Anthony Rendon and Max Scherzer.
If a Game 5 is necessary, the Nationals will welcome chef José Andrés to throw out the first pitch.
You can watch all the 2019 World Series action on FOX 5.