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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Curtis Pride

Council Member

Former MLB Player

PCFSN Council Member - Curtis Pride

Curtis Pride, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is a retired MLB outfielder who has played with the Anaheim Angels, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. Deaf at birth from rubella, he went on to be drafted by the New York Mets after already having accepted a full basketball scholarship to the College of William and Mary. In all, he played in 421 games in the major leagues, by far the most played by a deaf player for more than 100 years. He has received countless awards for his achievements and community service, including being selected by the Baseball Writers Association to receive the Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity through the attributes of spirit, courage, and determination, and being selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of the nation's ten outstanding Young Americans. He is now the head baseball coach at Gallaudet University.

Full Bio
  • Hit a home run in his first at-bat.

Fun Facts

  • icon of a new anchor microphoneI met my wife when she was a reporter covering me in the MLB.
  • icon of a mang jugglingI'm a pretty good juggler.
  • icon of a basketball and a soccer ballI played basketball and soccer in college.