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NOVEMBER 7,2003 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA - ESPN2'S COLD PIZZA GETS READY TO WIFFLE IT UP!

ESPN2’s new morning show, “Cold Pizza” will field a team in the 2nd Annual Palm Beach WIFFLE Ball World Series , on Sat., November 15th. Organized by MLB player Curtis Pride, this charity event will take place in Wellington, FL.
 
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NOVEMBER 5,2003 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA - PRIDE ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY WIFFLE BALL LINE-UP & SILENT AUCTION

Professional Baseball Players & Umpires will make-up MLB player Curtis Pride’s celebrity line-up for the 2nd Annual Palm Beach WIFFLE Ball World Series , including Gary Carter, on Saturday, November 15th.
 
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OCTOBER 31,2003 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA - WORLD CHAMPION FLORIDA MARLINS WIFFLE IN WELLINGTON

From the World Series to the 2nd Annual Palm Beach Wiffle Ball World Series, the World Champion Florida Marlins are showing their support of fellow Major Leaguer, Curtis Pride and his foundation...
 
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OCTOBER 14, 2003 - WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - ESPN 760AM & RadioDisney TEAM UP WITH NY YANKEES OUTFIELDER CURTIS PRIDE FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL PALM BEACH WIFFLE BALL WORLD SERIES

ESPN 760AM & RadioDisney 1600AM of West Palm Beach team up with Pro Baseball Player Curtis Pride for the 2nd Annual Palm Beach WIFFLE Ball World Series on November 15th  - a charity event to be held in Wellington, FL at Village Park...
 
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SEPTEMBER 12, 2003 - WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - NY YANKEES OUTFIELDER CURTIS PRIDE ORGANIZES 2ND ANNUAL PALM BEACH WIFFLE BALL WORLD SERIES

Pro baseball player Curtis Pride (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, & Montreal Expos) hit a home run in his 1st start at Yankee Stadium this summer, and now he’s going to bat for hearing impaired children this fall.

Pride is currently organizing the 2nd Annual Palm Beach WIFFLE Ball World Series. This charity event will take place Saturday, November 15th at Village Park (Pierson Road) in Wellington. The Village of Wellington is the host sponsor...
 
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JULY 6, 2003 - BRONX, NEW YORK - Curtis Pride feels Yankee Stadium erupt as he blasts his first home run as a member of the New York Yankees

I never gave up. Those were the words Curtis Pride spoke in the locker room just moments after hitting the biggest home run of his life.

Before a sold-out crowd who gathered to watch the Yankees and the Red Sox square off, among them  Curtis's parents and wife Lisa, he made his Yankee debut - - a moment neither him, nor the fans in attendance will ever forget. It was a magical moment you only read about in books....



 
BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER (JULY 12, 2003)
NEW YORK TIMES (JULY 7, 2003)
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MAY 23, 2003 - COLUMBUS, OHIO - NEW YORK YANKEES AAA COLUMBUS CLIPPERS SIGN VETERAN OUTFIELDER CURTIS PRIDE TO THEIR ROSTER.

The Nashua Pride announced today that outfielder Curtis Pride has left the team after being acquired by the New York Yankees. After leaving the Pride, the 34-year-old will join the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Columbus. Nashua retains his Atlantic League rights.

Pride had been one of the top all-around performers in the Atlantic League in 2003. In 16 games, Pride was batting .344 and among the league leaders in multiple offensive categories. His 25 RBI and .705 slugging percentage were tops in the league, while he was tied for the league lead in home runs (5) and extra base hits (11). He was also slick with the glove, frequently making circus catches while patrolling center field for the Pride...

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PRIDE AN INSPIRATION TO A YOUNG SOUNDS FAN

Curtis Pride is a unique baseball player. He is one of only five deaf players (and became the first in 48 years in 1993) to appear in a major league game, having spent time playing for Montreal, Detroit, Boston and Atlanta over his 16-year career. Despite his impairment he has played at the highest level of professional baseball in 349 games.

Not only is Curtis an outstanding ball player, he is also an inspiration to others who have experienced similar hearing loss. Before the Sounds took on the Tacoma Rainiers on July 18 at Greer Stadium, Pride took some time out to meet with seven-year-old Daniel Uhlig of Nashville, who was born with nerve damage in his ears that has caused him to lose close to half of his hearing.

Daniel's father, Ed Uhlig, wanted Daniel to meet Curtis in order to calm his son's fears of hearing aids, which he would be getting from his doctor on the following day. Pride suffers from 95 percent hearing loss and wears a hearing aid in his left ear that has limited hearing ability.

Daniel and his family spent 20 minutes conversing with Curtis in the Sounds' dugout and left with the reassurance from Pride that Daniel's new hearing aids would not hurt and would in fact help him in school and his daily life. They also left with a new friend in Curtis and an autographed baseball.

Curtis has overcome his disability and has contributed his time and effort outside of baseball throughout his life and has been recognized by several organizations in doing so. He has received several awards, including the Alexander Graham Bell Association Role Model of the Year in 1996 and the Tony Conigliaro award in 1997, which is presented to a major league player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage.

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