Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night when the Atlanta Braves play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 1991 season-opener.

The Braves also announced that pre-game activities will begin at 7 p.m. EST with a 15-minute program of patriotic music by the Georgia Tech marching band.Alan Jackson, a country music singer from Newnan, will sing the National Anthem.

The first 25,000 fans will receive an American flag, the Braves said.

The game is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. MST.