PCFSN Council Member - Curtis Pride Former MLB Player

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.