Former professional baseball player Vern Law will be speaking at the Exchange Club of Utah Valley's weekly meeting. The breakfast gathering will be held today at 7:30 a.m. at Mimi's Café in Orem. All interested community members are invited to attend.
Law played against and associated with some of the greatest players of all time (Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, etc.). He even met Babe Ruth in his youth. Bing Crosby helped recruit him to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had an illustrious career (All-Star, World Series Champion, Cy Young Award winner awarded to the best pitcher, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, etc.)
Players and fans call him "Deacon," as he is known to be a man of faith. He pitched in Games 1, 4 and 7 in the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees (with players like Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, etc.) and beat them. It was one of the greatest World Series played in history.
Exchange, America's Service Club is a group of men and women working to make their communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Projects, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. To date, the National Exchange Club's efforts have helped more than 1.6 million children and 656,000 families eliminate child abuse from their daily lives.
The local Exchange club meets weekly for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at Mimi's Café in Orem. New members are sought and always welcome to join. For more information, look online at www.utahvalleyexchange.org.