The Texas Rangers are paying tribute to Charley Pride -- who owned part of the team -- by naming a baseball field after the country music legend.
The Rangers announced the decision Sunday ... unveiling "Charley Pride Field" at the official Rangers spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.
“Introducing Charley Pride Field! You are greatly missed,” the team said in a statement.
Pride -- a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and 3x Grammy award winner who was nominated 13 times -- died December 12, 2020 from complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 86.
The legendary country singer held a part-ownership stake in the Rangers after joining a group that purchased the team in 2010.
Pride was a frequent visitor to the Texas Rangers Spring Training facility.
That should come as no surprise since Pride was a BALLER back in his day. Before deciding to pick up the microphone, he was a standout pitcher in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s and 1960s.
CP even had a couple of brief stints with the Yankees and Reds minor league squads ... before retiring from baseball and becoming a music superstar.
Pride sang the National Anthem in July 2020 at the Rangers Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas ... the first-ever baseball game at the field, and one of his last live performances.
Pride was such a talented and respected performer, he was honored during The Grammys on Sunday night in the "In Memoriam" segment.