Some also remember Pride as a pitcher who played in several pro baseball farm teams around the country and for the Negro League Memphis Red Sox.
Possibly 11 people remember him as a pitcher for the Boise Yankees of the Pioneer League in 1953. All 11 of those people and their descendants will likely comment on this post, filling in details that I don’t have, because few are available.
Charles Pride pitched for the Boise Yankees farm team for maybe a couple of months before being shipped off to a Wisconsin farm team. As far as we know, it was not a major memory in his life.
Charley Pride fans know he lived and worked in Montana for several years and launched his country music career from there. His baseball career never really got off the ground. Country music was all the better for that.