Pirates reliever Brault sings anthem
The pitcher had sung "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the minors before, but never in the majors. On Tuesday, his teammates came out on the field with him.
"It's something specifically my grandma always wanted me to do. She wanted me to sing the national anthem before a major league game that I got to play in, so that's part of it," he said, per MLB.com.
Brault, a third-year Pirates pitcher, also said taking the microphone was important for "showing people, showing kids, that it's OK to do other things. I think that's really important. It's something I really live by."
The lefty reliever is 5-1 with a 4.38 ERA in 19 games, which also includes five starts.
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