Texas Rangers Dedicate Baseball Field To Music Legend Charley Pride

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An incredible gesture from the Texas Rangers organization as they get set to start the regular season.

The Texas Rangers recently honored Charley Pride by naming a field at their spring training complex after him. The team announced the dedication Sunday by unveiling “Charley Pride Field” signage at their Surprise, Arizona spring training site.

Pride was always around the team at spring training camps in Pompano Beach and Port Charlotte, Florida, and Surprise, Arizona, included regularly working out with the team and performing a clubhouse concert for players and staff. His love was always baseball. He pitched professionally in the Negro and Minor Leagues throughout the 1950s before embarking on his Hall of Fame singing career of more than 60 years.

Pride passed away in late December after his battle with COVID-19.

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