Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story

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By Ed Lucas and Christopher Lucas (Gallery Books, 2015)


Ed Lucas' autobiography Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story, cowritten with his son Christopher, chronicles how he relied on faith to overcome barriers to become the first blind person covering baseball in print on a regular basis.

At the age of 12 Lucas took a line drive to the head during a sandlot baseball game, causing him to go completely blind. However, despite being told repeatedly that his sight limitations would prevent him from ever accomplishing anything of worth, Lucas never perceived his blindness to be a disability. He may have lost his sight, but he never lost his faith that God would provide him with a way to pursue his dream of covering the game he loved as a broadcast journalist.

As he worked his way from the Sisters of Saint Joseph Peace School for the Blind to a permanent seat in the Yankee Stadium press box--a position he has now held for more than 60 years--Lucas lived by his father's words: "Never forget son, you might be blind, but you are still alive. …

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