Ed Lucas

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Ed Lucas
Born Edward Joseph Lucas Jr.
(1939-01-03) January 3, 1939 (age 79)[1]
Jersey City, New Jersey[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater Seton Hall University
Occupation Sportswriter
Years active 1964–present
Known for Sports reporter
Children 2

Edward Joseph "Ed" Lucas Jr.[2] (born January 3, 1939) is a blind sportswriter, who covers the New York Yankees.

Biography[edit]

Lucas has been blind since 1951, when he was 12 years old. He was pitching in a pickup game on October 3, 1951—the day of Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World"— when a line drive hit him in the face.[3] The accident resulted in the loss of his sight.[4] Since 1964, Lucas has been a reporter and broadcaster.[5]

Lucas is an alumni of Seton Hall University, having received a bachelor's degree in communication arts.[6] In 2006, Lucas and his second wife, Allison Pfeifle, were the first couple to be married on the field of Yankee Stadium; they had been introduced to each other by Phil Rizzuto.[7]

Lucas was featured in Bleacher Boys, a 2009 documentary about blind baseball aficionados,[8][9] and in an April 2018 episode of SC Featured on ESPN.[10]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lucas, p.3
  2. ^ Lucas, p.2
  3. ^ Dotson, Bob (April 12, 2006). "Baseball a field of dreams for blind reporter". Today. 
  4. ^ Coyne, Kevin (March 18, 2007). "Baseball Stole His Eyes, but Not His Passion". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "The Ed Lucas Show". yesnetwork.com. September 19, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Lucas wasn't blind to lifelong ambition". The Central New Jersey Home News. November 1, 1977. p. 7. Retrieved April 2, 2018 – via newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "A home run in Yankee Stadium". Independent Record. Helena, Montana. March 11, 2006. p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2018 – via newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Bleacher Boys (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Bleacher Boys". Retrieved April 2, 2018 – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ Zucker, Harvey (March 29, 2018). "Baseball columnist Ed Lucas to be featured on ESPN". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Ed Lucas Foundation|http://www.theedlucasfoundation.org