Ed Lucas, the Emmy-winning blind broadcaster and sportswriter who refused to let his disability prevent him from achieving his dreams, will discuss his new memoir “Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story” at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J., on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Lucas, whose inspirational tale will soon be a major motion picture, was mentored by Yankee legend Phil Rizzuto, who encouraged him to pursue his passion—broadcasting. Lucas then overcame numerous obstacles to become a pioneer—the first blind person covering baseball on a regular basis, a career he has successfully continued for six decades.
Over his amazing life, the Jersey City-born Lucas has interviewed thousands of sports figures and celebrities, meeting everyone from kings and presidents to movie stars and Hall-of-Famers, and shares many of these encounters in his memoir.
Lucas will sign copies of his autobiography, which is being published by Derek Jeter Publishing, along with his youngest son Chris, also his co-author. To RSVP for the event or to pre-order a book, call (973) 655-2378.