Former MLB Player Carl Crawford Honored by his Alma Mater with New Carl Crawford Baseball Field and Scoreboard featuring All-Star Michael Bourn, Astros Broadcaster Todd Kalas, and more!
Houston, TX-June 7, 2021– Carl Crawford was honored during a ceremony on June 4, 2021 by Northside High School, formerly Jefferson Davis High School, by naming their new baseball field, “Carl Crawford Field,” after him. The ceremony was filled with family, friends, student athletes, and special guests such as Brian Peters, and Astros Broadcaster, Todd Kalas.
It began with the traditional first pitch by All-Star Michael Bourn to Cory Jai Crawford, Carl’s nephew. Cory Crawford of Burns Original BBQ, and Carl’s brother, emceed the ceremony, where their former principal, Emily Cole, venerated Crawford for his generosity and zeal for giving back to his community. Carl’s former coach, James Garcia, also spoke about the years of hard work and dedication put in on their baseball team as he would always put in the most hours; attributing his work ethic and commitment to the man, he is today.
The guest of honor gave final remarks, speaking about his love for Northside High School, all his memories there, and thanking those who helped pave the way. The ceremony concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony to the all-new “Carl Crawford Field.” After the ceremony, Carl participated as Northside High School honored preselected student athletes for being graduating seniors. Burns Original BBQ provided food for everyone in attendance as the ceremony came to a close.
About Carl Crawford
Carl Crawford nicknamed “The Perfect Storm”, is an American former professional baseballleft fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Crawford is best known for his nine years with the Rays, during which he was considered one of the best baserunners in baseball. He led the American League in stolen bases and triples four times each while with Tampa Bay. Carl is currently the founder and owner of 1501 Entertainment which is the label that jump-started the careers of Megan The Stallion, Erica Banks, and more.