MLB: Against all odds and unable to listen, he played 13 years in the Major Leagues

The baseball it’s full of stories of overcoming not only sports but also in life. One of the players that has served as an inspiration and is worthy of admiration for millions of fans is that of Curtis pridand. Who? The only deaf player ever present in MLB and who we will tell you about this day.

Curt Pride has an inspiring life story that begins right from his birth, as he came to the world almost entirely deaf, a situation that was not an impediment to his passion. The baseball.

His 5% hearing allowed him to hear the sound of bats hitting the ball, taking advantage of that ability to make his major league debut in 1993 with the now-defunct Montreal Expos.

What the gardener did led him to be awarded the Tony Coniglia Award, which is awarded to a player who endures certain adversity, and there is no doubt that his case was to keep it.

Curtsi Pride played in ‘World’s Best Baseball’ for more than 10 years, during which time he wore the uniforms of teams like the Montreal Expos, Anaheim Angels, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and more.

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I joined ‘Al Bat’ in September 2020, starting a new work stage in which I always seek to give my best version, in addition to leaving a significant mark on the passage of women in an industry that is managed mainly by men. Degree in Communication Sciences and Techniques from the Inter-American University for Development (UNID), I am a specialist in sports journalism, writing and editing texts, I have three years of experience covering sports, especially baseball from the Mexican Baseball League (LMB ), Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP) and MLB. I was an intern at the LMB Leones de Yucatán Baseball Club, with whom I attended the 2019 Rey Series. I have done work for social networks such as coverage of the 2019-2020 edition of the LMP Final for ‘Con Las Bases Llenas’. I am constantly updated on social networks, SEO, Google positioning, writing, digital journalism, as well as the place of women in the sports industry. Originally from Mérida, Yucatán, my first approach to baseball was in a game of Lions of Yucatán, in the ‘Kukulcán Álamo’ Park, in 2015; and that changed my life completely. The ‘Melenudos’ are the team of my loves and the greatest passion I have in this sport. Although I dedicate myself to baseball most of the time, my sport, in the beginning, was (and still is) soccer. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich won my heart and fans from minute one and I am fortunate to have already seen them play live. Clearly, I am a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer.

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MLB: Against all odds and unable to listen, he played 13 years in the Major Leagues