Watch “The Star Spangled Banner” from Yankee Stadium
It was a beautiful night for baseball in the Bronx. The New York Yankees were set to face the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was on hand to lead off. In the middle its Atlantic Coast tour, the Choir made an important stop at Yankee Stadium to perform a pre-game patriotic medley titled “Cohan’s Big Three,” which includes “Yankee Doodle Boy,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” The medley was followed by a stirring performance of the national anthem.
Watch this one-of-a-kind performance of the Choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Yankee Stadium.
To top things off, the Yankees pulled off a 7-5 win in the 12th inning on catcher Brian McCann’s three-run 404-foot home run. The Choir, however, did not stay to catch the end of the game in person because the buses were leaving for West Point, New York, the next morning at 6:30 a.m. The Choir listened to the last few innings on the radio on the bus ride to Manhattan. Cheers erupted when the Yankees won the game in the 12th.