Ed Lucas

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Ed Lucas
Edward Joseph Lucas Jr.

(1939-01-03) January 3, 1939 (age 80)[1]
Alma materSeton Hall University
Years active1964–present
Known forSports reporter
Spouse(s)Allison Pfeifle

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


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 alumnus 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]


  • Lucas, Ed; Lucas, Christopher (2015). Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life’s Greatest Obstacles. Gallery/Jeter Publishing. ISBN 147678583X.


  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.

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External links[edit]

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