CurtisPride Deaf Athlete Offers Inspiration. Cheers and a standing ovation greeted professionalbaseball player curtis pride when he visited the Clarke School recently. http://www.clarkeschool.org/curtispride.html
Extractions: Deaf Athlete Offers Inspiration Cheers and a standing ovation greeted professional baseball player Curtis Pride when he visited the Clarke School recently. Profoundly deaf since birth, Curtis exemplified to students and staff what a good education and the ability to speak can do for deaf children. Pride knew it too. His message to the students reflected that - education is number one. "Out of the 55 players drafted by the Mets the same year I was, I'm the only one still playing," Pride explained. "You have to have an education to fall back on." Pride received a degree in finance from the College of William and Mary. Currently a free agent, he has played baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He told students to keep steady goals and maintain a positive attitude and their ability to dream. "Never quit. Never give up. I had to work hard and believe in myself," he said. "If you believe in yourself, anything is possible." After his speech, Pride answered questions from the audience and told a few stories of funny moments from his career. He then patiently signed every photo and baseball put in front of him. Pride enjoyed the experience as much as the children.
KFFL Despite being out of baseball for nearly two years, New York Yankees outfielderCurtis pride started the sixth inning with a home run over the centerfield http://kffl.com/player/8415/MLB
Extractions: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 11:53:33 -0700 The Long Beach Press-Telegram's Gabe Lacques reports, the Anaheim Angels signed OF Curtis Pride to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Pride became the first deaf player to play in the major leagues with Montreal in 1993. - from www.KFFL.com Sun, 6 Jul 2003 22:45:28 -0700 Despite being out of baseball for nearly two years, New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Pride started the sixth inning with a home run over the center-field fence, according to the AP. It was his first major league homer since May 27, 2001, with the Montreal Expos. "This is a very emotional experience for me. I had tears in my eyes," he said. Top
NLBPA Home players may be a source of pride and inspiration Ernest Burke passes away; CurtisJohnson passes away; Max many generations of great Negro baseball players who http://www.nlbpa.com/
Extractions: MISSION STATEMENT: The NLBPA exists to honor and celebrate the significant contribution of Negro Leagues players to baseball and American history, to collect and preserve that history, to educate others so that Negro League players may be a source of pride and inspiration for generations to come, and to support and promote the general and financial well being of former Negro Leagues players. Looking for information about a former Negro League baseball player? If so, then be sure to visit the Athletes page. Youll find interesting biographical information about the athletes that played baseball in the Negro Leagues. This section now features bios and photos of over 300 former Negro League baseball players and we are adding more weekly. Want to know more about the teams that played in the Negro Leagues? Then look no further than The Teams page. This section features information on over 40 different teams
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Extractions: by Ray Bergman Game 14 - Tigers vs White Sox at Tiger Stadium Well fans, here I am back again after taking a few days off from writing to refresh my mind and to give my ailing knee some time to mend. At the end of today's game I will have completed the first half of the dream trip, traveled some 7,000 miles, attended 14 ball games in 14 different stadiums and spent 25 days on the road away from home. Bring on the sencond half of my dream! I feel like a 20 year old rookie coming to bat for the first time. I am ready to play, so put me in, coach and lets get on with the middle innings. I had a short drive today from Benton Harbor, MI to Detroit (about 200 miles). It rained most of the way and I was in heavy bumper to bumper traffic several times. The road was generally flat, green and lightly wooded. A little dreary looking. The roads in Michigan are pretty well beaten up due to the harsh winters. In fact, the state roads resemble a patchwork quilt in many areas. I can see why they call this area the rust belt of America. As I drove into Detroit on my way to Tiger stadium I passed old steel plants, manufacturing plants, refineries and other grey, gloomy, ugly-looking buildings. I believe that Tiger stadium is the oldest ballpark in the Majors and it looks that way. However, there are several saving graces. It has real grass and it is not symetrical. The outfield has some unique corners and right center is 440 feet from home plate. The fans are so close to the action that someone in the center field seats can carry on a conversation with the fans behind home plate. That might be streching it a little bit, but not much. Even the broadcast booths are closer to home plate than the middle infielders which makes for some interesting calls on line drive foul balls.