This morning, the world learned some sad news when it was announced that legendary singer and six-time Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett had passed away at the age of 96.
The news even spread to the world of Major League Baseball.
Bennett would occasionally sing during games, just as he did during the 1998 World Series between the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.
During that series, he sang “America The Beautiful” at Yankee Stadium and received a nice standing ovation from the New York crowd.
On Twitter, MLB Vault posted a video of Bennett’s 1998 performance, bidding farewell to the famous singer.
What a performance of America the Beautiful during the 1998 World Series.
RIP to the legendary Tony Bennett. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5c6MFf7xqG
— MLB Vault (@MLBVault) July 21, 2023
This was one of Bennett’s finest performances.
He made an appearance before a game during the World Series and blew the New York City away with this stunning performance.
Bennett began by playing a note on his harmonica before beginning to sing in front of the Yankee Stadium crowd.
The performance was also quite an emotional one.
While he was singing, cameras panned to several players such as Tony Gwynn, Mariano Rivera, David Wells, and Andy Pettite.
Cameras also focused on then-Yankees manager Joe Torre towards the end of Bennett’s performance.
Intense emotion could be seen on the faces of everybody standing on the first and third base lines.
The crowd gave Bennett a warm hand after he was finished with one of the finest performances of his career.
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