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"As He Sees It" The Baseball Life of Ed Lucas
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Ed LucasSOUTH ORANGE – Seton Hall University invites the public to hear Ed Lucas, baseball reporter, Seton Hall alumnus and friend to Phil Rizzuto, share his tales of the game, answer questions about the players, and give stories about his life at Seton Hall and beyond on Tuesday, September 18th from 4-6 p.m. in front of the Walsh Library at 400 South Orange Ave., in South Orange, NJ,. 

On October 3, 1951, the day that the New York Giants defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers to win the National League Pennant, Ed Lucas a young Giants fan lost his sight, but this unfortunate event did not deter him from making a living as baseball reporter who has achieved fame through his reports and extraordinary life on the whole. In honor of his many accomplishments and ties to Seton Hall University (Class of 1962) the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center is sponsoring a window exhibit in conjunction with the Walsh Library Gallery to run from August-November 2007. The display can be viewed by walking along the left side of the Walsh Library Arcade facing the Richie Regan Recreation Center. 
 
Displayed are several personally autographed items from Ed’s personal collection including an Alex Rodriguez jersey, Derek Jeter bat and items from Seton Hall’s own Craig Biggio who recently reached 3,000 career hits. Special sections on photographs taken with Ed’s famous friends from Bill Clinton to Bob Hope and tributes to the famed “Shot Heard ‘Round The World” Giants-Dodgers Playoff game of October 3, 1951, the day Ed lost his sight and Phil Rizzuto, who was a lifelong friend who passed away recently, compliment a biographical retrospective on his life as a reporter, baseball fan and Setonian alike.

Chris Lucas, Ed's son and an actor who has appeared in ESPN's mini-series “The Bronx Is Burning”, will be the opening speaker. This event will also serve as a celebration of the Great American Pastime so come wearing the gear of your favorite baseball team be it Seton Hall or any Minor or Major League team you wish. Popcorn, chips, soft drinks and other refreshments will be served and various other baseball-related events will also highlight the event.

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information visit, www.shu.edu.

For more information contact Alan Delozier at (973) 275-2378 or delozial@shu.edu. Media wishing to attend should contact Jill Matthews, Assistant Director of Media Relations at (973) 378-2695 or mattheji@shu.edu.

For more information please contact:
Alan Delozier
(973) 275-2378
delozial@shu.edu

 

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