James Taylor sings "America the Beautiful" during national anthem

The Rock Hall of Fame inductee recovered quickly, however

Published October 25, 2013 10:38AM (EDT)

Though it may not have been the worst performance of the national anthem, five-time Grammy Award-winning singer James Taylor fumbled the patriotic song at Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night. He quickly caught himself, but the legendary folk singer began singing "America the Beautiful" — which we was slated to play during the 7th inning — instead of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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