Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a program entitled “A Hero In Our City, The Life and Times of Legendary Baltimore Colt, Johnny Unitas” on Saturday, March 14th, starting at 1:00 p.m.
A special panel made up of author/columnist Michael Olesker; Director of the Walters Art Museum Dr. Gary Viken; former Baltimore Colt Running Back and Unitas’ teammate Tom Matte; and Deputy Director of the Babe Ruth Museum John Ziemann will discuss what made John Unitas a hero in Baltimore and what defines a icon in our culture.
In his best selling book, “The Colts’ Baltimore,” Olesker took a nostalgic look at the 1958 Colts and Baltimore’s love affair with players such as Unitas. Dr. Viken will discuss the comparison in our culture between sports heroes and classic heroes, while Matte, who played with Unitas on the Colts from 1961-1972, will provide a unique perspective to life on the football field with legendary quarterback.
Finally, Ziemann, who also served as the President of the Baltimore Colts’ Marching Band, will discuss the Unitas collection on display at Sports Legends Museum and how Unitas’ legacy has evolved since his death in 2002. The program is free to the public, but there are a limited number of tickets being issued for this event.
To reserve tickets in advance, contact John Ziemann at the Museum at 410.727.1539 ext. 3023, or via e mail at JohnZ@BabeRuthMuseum.com. Tickets will not be mailed in advance, but will be kept at the door on March 14th.
Following the program, each person with a program ticket will have the opportunity to receive an autograph from Matte.