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#ThrowbackThursday: Ed Lucas


Ed Lucas is a former student of NYI that has had a long and notable career in sports broadcasting. He is an avid NY Yankees fan that has attended over 60 consecutive opening day games. A close friend to Phil Rizzuto and Stick Michael, Lucas was honored with a New York Emmy Award for his work with in 2008.

On April 21, 2015, Simon & Schuster and Derek Jeter Publishing released Ed's autobiography, "Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story." The book is available on Bookshare for persons with disabilities.

Link to Ed Lucas' Bio page on school's website. 

Lucas married his wife at home plate in old Yankee Stadium in 2006. Mr. Steinbrenner granted permission for that first and only wedding at home plate and paid for the catering. He had a long and significant career and runs his own foundation.

Ed Lucas sitting in his office surrounded by baseball memorabilia
Ed Lucas at his Braille typewriter in his home in Union, NJ. 
Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times