Singer and songwriter Daryl Hall will perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to Game Five of the 2008 World Series at Citizens Bank Park. Petty Officer Dorcus Whigham of the United States Navy will perform God Bless America in the seventh inning.
Pennsylvania native and graduate of Temple University, Daryl Hall, has had a musical career that has spanned over 30 years. As a duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history according to the R.I.A.A. From the mid-1970s to the mid 1980s, the act released six consecutive multi-platinum albums. In total, Daryl Hall and John Oates have had 34 singles chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, including eight #1 singles. In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The 2008 World Series will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International in 13 languages to 229 countries and territories around the world. ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio will provide national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will provide exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.