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Dave Pallone to speak at Augsburg College Oct. 12

Oct. 02, 2000

Dave Pallone, author of the 1990 best-selling autobiography "Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball" which offers a revealing look at baseball through the eyes of a gay man, will be speaking at Augsburg College, October 12, 7 p.m. at the Hoversten Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Pallone worked for 18 years as a professional umpire,10 of which were with the National League. As the third youngest umpire in baseball history, Pallone demonstrated courage, professionalism and the ability to stand in the middle of adversity through many of baseball's high profile and controversial events.

Pallone has frequently made guest appearances on shows such as "Larry King Live," "The Phil Donahue Show," "The Today Show," "CBS Morning," "The Geraldo Rivera Show," and "The Tom Snyder Show." He has also hosted his own sports radio talk show in Boston and has contributed to USA Today.

He was featured in the Aug. 18, 1998 issue of the Advocate Magazine, in which he was called "a legend" in the sporting arena, and the 1998 ESPN documentary "Homophobia in Sports." Pallone has been selected by Genre Magazine as one of the 100 men of the century.

Through his work with corporations, universities, a variety of organizations and the general public nationwide, Pallone has made significant contributions to society by educating and enlightening people in the reality of sexual orientation. He sheds light on this not-so-openly discussed topic.

This event is sponsored by the Augsburg Student Activities Council (ASAC).

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