Saturday, January 17, 2015


Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre to speak at Southern Connecticut St. University on April 10, 2015


1/15/15, "Yankee legends Rivera, Torre to speak at SCSU," Record Journal, Meriden, Ct.

"New York Yankees icons Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre will be at Southern Connecticut State University in April as part of a lecture series.

Rivera and Torre’s appearance is part of the Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture series in which a “political, social or creative leader” is brought to the SCSU campus. Past speakers have included Michael J. Fox, Peter Gammons and Brian Cashman, Bill Belichick, Colin Powell, and others. The lecture is scheduled for April 10 at 7 p.m.

Rivera is a retired pitcher from the Yankees who was a 13-time All-Star, 5-time World Series champion and Major League Baseball’s career saves leader. Torre is a Hall of Fame manager who coached the Yankees to four World Series titles. He is currently the executive vice president for baseball operations for MLB.

Torre and Rivera will speak at an event at the school’s Lyman Center. Premium tickets can be purchased for $45 and $40 for general public. There are also discounts for students, staff and alumni. 

There is also a VIP package in which people can attend the lecture, attend a post-lecture reception and have a photo opportunity. More information including how to purchase tickets can be found at the SCSU website."

Image caption: "New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, right, acknowledges his teammates as former Yankees manager Joe Torre looks on during a ceremony to honor Rivera on his 18-year career in baseball before the game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)"

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