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THE TEXAS RANGERS HAVE NAMED A FIELD AFTER CHARLEY PRIDE




Charley Pride’s love of baseball is once again solidified in history.

The Texas Rangers have officially named a field in their spring training complex after

the late country music legend. It is now and will forever be Charley Pride field located in

Surprise, Arizona. Charley owned a part ownership stake in the Texas Rangers but his love of the

game, like many, started as a player back in the 1950’s.

He was a pitcher in the Negro Leagues as well as the Minor Leagues for the

Yankees, Mets and the Angels organizations. Unfortunately, his professional

baseball career was cut short due to injury but that gave way to a legendary

career in country music.

Charley was a huge Rangers fan, would work out with the team and even put on

an annual clubhouse concert for the players and staff.

We lost Charley back in December at the age of 86.