Edward Joseph Lucas Jr.
January 3, 1939
|Alma mater||Seton Hall University|
|Known for||Sports reporter|
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. The accident resulted in the loss of his sight. Since 1964, Lucas has been a reporter and broadcaster.
Lucas is an alumnus of Seton Hall University, having received a bachelor's degree in communication arts. 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.
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- Dotson, Bob (April 12, 2006). "Baseball a field of dreams for blind reporter". Today.
- Coyne, Kevin (March 18, 2007). "Baseball Stole His Eyes, but Not His Passion". The New York Times.
- "The Ed Lucas Show". yesnetwork.com. September 19, 2008.
- "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.
- "A home run in Yankee Stadium". Independent Record. Helena, Montana. March 11, 2006. p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "Bleacher Boys (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- "Bleacher Boys". Retrieved April 2, 2018 – via YouTube.
- Zucker, Harvey (March 29, 2018). "Baseball columnist Ed Lucas to be featured on ESPN". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- Hague, Jim (June 24, 2008). "The ultimate honor for Jersey City's Lucas 'Strikeouts for Scholarships' program honors blind sports journalist". The Hudson Reporter.
- Matthews, Jill (September 17, 2008). "As He Sees It' The Baseball Life of Ed Lucas". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
- Walk, John (July 28, 2011). "Ed Lucas, well-known sports journalist and speaker, comes to York". ForSight Vision. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- Zucker, Harvey (July 5, 2009). "Hudson's Ed Lucas named to Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame". NJ.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- "His Special View Of Baseball In Spite Of Blindness, Ed Lucas Reports On The Game". philly-archives.
- "Strikeouts for Scholarships - Seton Hall University, New Jersey".
- "Rizzuto, Yankee Hall of Famer, dies at age 89". ESPN.com. August 14, 2007.
- "Ed Lucas". Premiere Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
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