Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
Single-A Affiliate
The Official Site of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pre-Game Reading with Chris Singleton

About Chris

Chris Singleton was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 and now travels the country as a motivational speaker and student-achievement specialist. He has spoken to more than 150,000 students and teachers across the country and has been featured on Lifetime, ESPN, USA Today, CNN, Fox News and many other outlets after he rose to fame under the most tragic of circumstances.

On June 17, 2015, his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims by a white supremacist at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Singleton united his city and inspired the entire nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating, “Love is stronger than hate.”

As part of his personal healing and to help others, Singleton has written three books: “Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor,” a tribute to Singleton's late mother; “Your Life Matters,” a story about the empowerment of black children; and "Baseball Around The World: How The World Plays The Game," a dive into how the game of baseball unifies fans from different cultures and countries around the globe. “Different” was a best seller in its category and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation.

The former Charleston Southern and Goose Creek High School standout also currently serves as the Charleston RiverDogs' director of community outreach. For more information about Chris Singleton, please visit