World Series Game 5: Charley Pride, Ferguson Jenkins To Do Pregame Honors
Singing tonight's national anthem prior to Game 5 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants will be none other than Rangers part-owner and country singer Charley Pride.
A former ballplayer in the Negro American League, Pride began his musical career singing and playing the guitar on team bus rides. Fifty years, 31 gold records and four platinum albums later, Pride will be singing the "Star Spangled Banner" before a World Series game featuring the team in which he owns a share. Pretty cool stuff.
First-pitch honors for tonight's tilt go to Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins, who amassed 284 wins over a long career that included two stints with the Rangers.
"God Bless America" will be sung by Mollie Corbett, a woman whose husband, Charlie, is a technical sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Something tells me she'll get the "USA! USA! USA!" sort of welcome Texans are so proud to bestow on members of our armed forces and their families.
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