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Read By: Christopher Lucas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442388932

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Longest Chapter Length:

54:03 minutes

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32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

26:19 minutes

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Soon to be a major motion picture, Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story is the incredible true tale of a beloved Emmy-winning blind broadcaster who refused to let his disability prevent him from overcoming many challenging obstacles and achieving his dreams.

In 1951, when he was only twelve years old, Ed Lucas was hit between the eyes by a baseball during a sandlot game in Jersey City. He lost his sight forever. To cheer him up, his mother wrote letters to baseball superstars of the day, explaining her son’s condition. Soon Ed was invited into their clubhouses and dugouts, as the players and coaches personally made him feel at home.

Despite the warm reception he got from his heroes, Ed was told repeatedly by others that he would never be able to accomplish anything worthwhile because of his limitations. But Hall-of-Famer Phil Rizzuto became Ed’s mentor and encouraged him to pursue his passion—broadcasting. Ed then overcame hundreds of barriers, big and small, to become a pioneer—the first blind person covering baseball on a regular basis, a career he has successfully continued for six decades.

Ed may have lost his sight, but he never lost his faith, which got him through many pitfalls and dark days. When Ed’s two sons were very young, his wife walked out and left him to raise them all by himself, which he did. Six years later, Ed’s ex-wife returned and sued him for full custody, saying that a blind man shouldn’t have her kids. The judge agreed, tearing Ed's sons away from their father's loving home. Ed fought the heartbreaking decision with appeals all the way up to the highest level of the court system. Eventually, he prevailed, marking the very first time in US history that a disabled person was awarded custody over a non-disabled spouse.

Even in his later years, Ed is still enjoying a remarkably blessed life. In 2006, he married his second wife, Allison, at home plate in old Yankee Stadium, the only time that such a thing ever happened on that iconic spot. Yankee owner George Steinbrenner himself catered the whole affair, which was shown live on national television.

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story is truly a magical read and a universally uplifting and inspirational tale for everyone, whether or not you happen to be a sports fan. Over his long and amazing life, Ed has collected hundreds of anecdotes from his personal relationships and encounters with everyone, from kings and presidents to movie stars and sports Hall-of-Famers, many of which he shares in this memoir, using his trademark humorous and engaging style, cowritten with his youngest son, Christopher.

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“The extraordinary story of a blind baseball announcer’s life is narrated by one of the people who knows him best—his son. Christopher Lucas does an admirable job telling the story of Ed Lucas…His son gives the book what it deserves—a narration that emphasizes the emotional parts and laughs with the humorous ones. His character voices are subtle and effective; Mickey Mantle is particularly spot-on and wonderfully sentimental. Non-sports followers and baseball fans alike will appreciate this feel-good memoir, which seems sure to land on the big or small screen.”

— AudioFile 


  • “For the fans of America’s favorite pastime, this book..will only enhance the legacy of one of the broadcasting pioneers of the sport.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A memoir of faith and perseverance after a dramatically life-altering circumstance…a marvel of a story…The book is a testament to the experiences of a man intimately tied to the game throughout the modern era. Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About the Authors

Ed Lucas, an Emmy-winning broadcaster, has been covering professional sports since 1955. His work with the New York Yankees appears regularly on the YES network and other television and radio outlets. It can also be found in national magazines, online, and in newspapers through his column, As I See It. A member of three different Halls of Fame, Lucas travels the world as a motivational speaker for corporations, service groups, and schools. He and his wife, Allison, live in New Jersey.

Christopher Lucas, Ed Lucas’ youngest son, is an actor and author who has appeared in many recurring and guest starring roles on television and in video games. He is also a New York City tour guide and a Disney historian. Lucas lives in New Jersey with his two young sons.