Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pride Goes into Hall of Fame

Curtis Pride will be indicted into the Binghamton Baseball Hall of Fame a week from Friday (Aug 31). The ceremony for the minor league team will take place before the Binghamton Mets play the Trenton Thunder. Pride is now the baseball coach at Gallaudet University. But when he was playing pro ball, he became an important part of the Binghamton team that won the Eastern League Champion in 1992 - his only season with the team. The deaf outfielder drove in the first runs in the history of the New York franchise, hitting a pinch-hit homer on Opening Night. Pride went on to play more than a decade in the Majors, starting with the Expos.