Former Negro League player and country singer Charley Pride, right, waves to the crowd during a "Salute to the Players of the Negro Leagues" before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays at Petco Park on May 31, 2013 in San Diego, California.

Charley Pride’s Baseball Career

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Widely known as an award-winning country music artist, helping to pioneer that genre for African Americans, Charley Pride (b. 1938) had a baseball career before turning to music. Pride played in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s: some outfield, but he mostly pitched intimidating fastballs, sneaky curves and knuckleballs for teams including the Memphis Red […]

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1985 Royals World Series DVD

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Baseball is upon us once again, and what better way to get back into the season than by checking out one of the library’s new World Series DVDs. Highlighting this new DVD collection is The Kansas City Royals 1985 World Series Collector’s Edition, featuring the classic series between the Kansas City Royals and the St. […]