Watch Charley Pride Sing National Anthem Before Texas Rangers’ Opener
It was a special night in Arlington as three-time GRAMMY Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Charley Pride sang the National Anthem Friday night (July 24) at the Texas Rangers season opener against the Colorado Rockies.
"I was in the left field from where I was singing the anthem and I thought everything went fine," said Pride. "I would have loved to been down there with the players -- to have been one of the players, but I love the game! I couldn't be down there -- I was like a whole field away from them, doing the anthem. With the virus, and with my age, that's the way it had to be!"
In addition to his impressive country music resume, Pride is a co-owner of the Rangers, and a former Negro League pitcher.
As for the game, it was certainly different with cardboard fans in the stands, players in masks and faux crowd noises. The game was the team's first in the new Globe Life Field ballpark. The Rangers beat the Rockies 1-0 with a three-hit shutout.