SOUTH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Media wishing to
attend should contact Jill Matthews, Assistant Director of Media
Relations at (973) 378-2695 or email@example.com.
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