BOSTON - The Red Sox rang in their first game of September with a star golfer recalling his pitching days and a soulful take on the national anthem before their game against the Yankees at Fenway Park.
The Tuesday night pregame ceremony featured 2015 Masters winner Jordan Spieth tossing out the ceremonial first pitch, as well as a duet performance by former Tower Of Power lead singer Ellis Hall and Berklee College of Music graduate Shea Rose.
Hall and Rose sang Marvin Gaye's R&B rendition of the anthem first performed at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Their version accompanied the #GoGold pregame ceremony orchestrated by the Red Sox, which was part of childhood cancer awareness night at the park.
(excerpted from MLB.com 9/1/15)