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NLDS Games 1-2 start times, national anthem, ceremonial first pitch, parking info & more

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LOS ANGELES — A pair of former National League Most Valuable Players will throw out ceremonial first pitches before the first two games of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium.

Before Game 1 on Friday night, Don Newcombe will do the honors. Winner of the first Cy Young Award in 1956, Newcombe also captured NL MVP honors that season. Now 91 years young, Newcombe is now a special advisor with the team and is a fixture around the ballpark throughout the season.

On Saturday, Maury Wills will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2. Wills, who won the NL MVP in 1962, holds Dodgers franchise records for stolen bases in a season (104, in 1962) and career (490). Wills turned 84 on Monday.

Dodger Stadium info

Before both Friday and Saturday’s games, parking lot and stadium gates open roughly three hours before game time. Before Game 1, gates will open at 4:30 p.m. PT, and before Game 2 the gates will open at 3:10 p.m.

Parking at Dodger Stadium during the NLDS is $15 if purchased in advance, and $25 if purchased at the gate.

National anthem

Prior to Game 1, Isabela Moner will sing the national anthem. Pregame festivities begin at 7:01 p.m. with a scheduled first pitch time of 7:31 p.m.

Elliott Yamin will sing the anthem before Game 2 on Saturday, with pregame things starting at 5:48 p.m., 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.