Lloyd Bishop/NBCLast week, Billy Joel showed his hometown pride when he played the New York Mets’ theme song, “Meet the Mets,” during his concert at Madison Square Garden. Now, Newsday is reporting that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be singing the national anthem before Game 3 of the World Series at the Mets’ ballpark, Citi Field, on Friday night.

Joel, a Long Island native, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 2 of the 1986 World Series between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox. Then, in 2000, he sang the anthem prior to Game 1 of the World Series when the Mets took on the New York Yankees. In addition, the Mets have been showcasing Billy’s classic tune “Piano Man” this season as a sing-along song during the 8th inning of the team’s home games.

The first game of the 2015 World Series kicks off tonight, when the Mets face off against the Royals in Kansas City. Game 2 will also be hosted by the Royals, before the series moves to New York on Friday.

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