Country legend Charley Pride waves after singing the national anthem before game three of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn)

Texas Rangers Dedicate Field To Country Legend Charley Pride

The Texas Rangers paid tribute to late country legend Charley Pride — the baseball player-turned-trailblazing country singer by naming a field at their spring training complex after him.

The Rangers announced the dedication Sunday on Twitter with the unveiling of the “Charley Pride Field” signage at their Surprise, Arizona spring training site. “Introducing Charley Pride Field! You are greatly missed,” the team tweeted: (Watch here)

Pride died December 12th, 2020 from complications related to Covid-19. Pride was part of the ownership group that purchased the Texas Rangers in 2010 and Pride often visited the team, with annual stops at the spring training facility.

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Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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