St. Louis Cardinals Vs. Detroit Tigers, 1968: National Anthem
"Before he had completed his performance, however, he could feel the discontent within the waves of cheers and applause that spurred on the first pitch. 'Wonder what that was about?,' he thought, as he was escorted to the press box to enjoy a couple of innings before his flight back to Vegas for his shows later that evening.
"'Do you know what you did?' He was asked by someone in the box. 'You're causing a furor! The switchboard is lighting up with calls from people complaining about your singing The National Anthem!'
"Veterans, reportedly, threw their shoes at the television as he sang. Others questioned his right to stay in the United States, suggesting he should be deported..."
According to Jose Feliciano's Website, his rendition of the National Anthem in 1968 shadowed him for many years but it also changed the way the song has forever been sung at sporting events. Listen here to try and understand what the fuss was about.