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By Ed Lucas
$4,980 pledged of $15,000 goal
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About

Baseball is the American game, enjoyed and played by almost everyone at least once in their lives. It's one of the great links to our past and future. The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY is filled with almost 300 plaques and inscriptions describing the accomplishments of the greatest ever to play the game.

Unfortunately, many people can't fully enjoy this impressive visual display and learn this history because they have limited or no vision. (As the "Baby Boom" generation contnues to mature in the next decade or so, some form of blindness is expected to affect almost 1/3 of the American population.)

Currently, there's no comprehensive audio narration app of the history of baseball available, nor is there an audio tour of the Hall of Fame.

That's what this project seeks to remedy.

We are proposing to use the funds raised here to professionally produce an oral history of baseball with descriptions of each and every Hall of Fame plaque, which wll then be made available to the public FREE OF CHARGE as both an app and a CD.

The costs involved for this project are:

Booking Studio time in a major NYC area recording center.

Hiring professional Union talent, notable actors and sportscasters for the narration.

Working with the best editors and sound engineers to get high quality results.

Licensing and adding clips from actual great moments and speeches in baseball history.

Working with an experienced team to create an app to be avaiable for downloading.

Producing and mailing copies of the project on CD for those who request it in that format.

Once again, this entire oral history of baseball, as told through the Hall of Famers, would be made available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone requesting or downloading it. Meant primarily for the blind and visually impaired, it can also be enjoyed by fans, scholars, visitors to the Hall of Fame or any other interested parties.

With your help, we can get this done.

If you donate today, we have some cool prizes to offer you, including baseball souvenirs and autographed items, luxury seats at a pro baseball game, and meet & greets with pro baseball players.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Play Ball !!

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    An official baseball souvenir (non autographed) either from the Hall of Fame or from your favorite team, plus a CD copy of the finished project.

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    An official baseball souvenir (non autographed) either from the Hall of Fame or from your favorite team, 2 tickets to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, plus a CD copy of the finished project.

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    An official baseball souvenir prize package (four non autographed items) either from the Hall of Fame or from your favorite team, 4 tickets to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, plus a CD copy of the finished project.

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    A day at the ballpark (Yankee Stadium or Citi Field preferably) with Emmy winning broadcaster Ed Lucas. Includes a visit to the field, clubhouse, press box and interview rooms. Also, an autographed baseball or souvenir from a baseball Hall of Famer, 4 Hall of Fame tickets and a CD copy of the finished project.

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    A meet & greet with a current Major League baseball All Star player, plus a day at the ballpark (Yankee Stadium or Citi Field preferably) with Emmy winning broadcaster Ed Lucas. Includes a visit to the field, clubhouse, press box and interview rooms, autographed item, 4 Hall of Fame tickets and a CD copy of the finished project

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Funding period

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