- Pride, who had played in the Negro Leagues as a pitcher for the Memphis Red Sox, began training with the Texas Rangers in 1972 and has owned a small stake in the team since 2010."
- Pair of short pants from a Texas Rangers baseball uniform worn by Charley Pride. The white knit pants have a wide blue stripe running down each leg, with the legs ending below the knee. The hem of each leg has elastic. The waistband is made from a red, white, and blue striped band of fabric. The pants close at the center front waist with three (3) metal snaps each faced in the color of the stripe of the band, and a metal zipper. There is also a white drawstring on the inside of the waistband that ties at the center front. There are two (2) inset pockets, one on each back side below the waist. Each pocket closes with one (1) pearlized round plastic button. The inside waistband is made from a wide band of white elastic. The name "PRIDE 05" is handwritten in black in on the interior proper left back side of the waistband. A red manufacturer's label for Rawlings is sewn at the interior proper right back side of the waistband that also contains size and care information. A white fabric label with hand-embroidered red text is sewn at the interior center back waist band that reads "5 34/36 24 84 1" with a small tag sewn to the right side with printed text reading "SET 1 / 1984".
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Manufactured by
- Rawlings, American, founded 1887
- Worn by
- Charley Pride, American, 1934 - 2020
- Subject of
- Texas Rangers, American, founded 1961
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charley Pride
- synthetic fiber and elastic with plastic and metal fasteners
- H x W: 33 × 20 in. (83.8 × 50.8 cm)
- Inseam: 24 in. (61 cm)
- sports uniforms
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