Curtis Pride's Early YearsPride was born in the Washington, DC metro area, deaf at birth from rubella. He grew up oral. According to an About visitor, Pride was an excellent soccer player who had played for the United States at the 1985 Under 17 World Championships in China. Pride completed college as a student athlete, and also played basketball.
Curtis Pride's Baseball CareerPride began his career as a part-time New York Mets minor leaguer, and moved on to stints with the Montreal Expos (minors and majors), the Detroit Tigers (majors), the Boston Red Sox (minors/briefly in the majors), the Atlanta Braves (majors), the Kansas City Royals, the Salt Lake Stingers (minors), and the Nashua Pride (minors).
In 2003, Pride was called up from the minors by the New York Yankees. The Yankee stint did not last long - only four games. Articles covering Pride's performance:
- The New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 2003
- The Star-Ledger, Monday, July 7, 2003
- Asbury Park Press, Monday, July 7, 2003
- The New York Times,July 7, 2003
In 2004, Pride was called up again from the minors, this time by the Anaheim Angels.
Curtis Pride's Baseball Cards
Pride has appeared on some baseball cards during his career in both the majors and the minors:
- Pittsfield Mets
- Atlanta Braves