Charley Pride wanted more Black people in MLB. Rangers are seeing that through.

FORT WORTH, Texas — As was baseball shut down last year, COVID-19 was raging and social injustice had been brought to everyone’s attention, Charley Pride brought an idea to the Texas Rangers ownership group. His idea was to create an internship for minorities that would expose them to Major League Baseball, which has seen its reach to Black communities decline steadily to historic lows. Pride, a minority owner in the Rangers and a Negro Leagues baseball player before becoming a legendary, trailblazing country musician, wanted to see that change. The Rangers took their first step toward that Th…

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