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–30– To the Newsrooms
Robert E. Daley ’55
Flyer. Newspaperman. Volunteer. Husband. Friend. Robert E. Daley has held all of these roles and more since graduating from UD, and he’s recently penned a book about his life’s work, titled –30– To the Newsrooms. Daley grew up idolizing Clark Kent — not the super powers of Kent’s alter ego Superman, but rather the mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet. Daley spent more than 20 years with Dayton’s Journal Herald (which merged with the Dayton Daily News in 1986). The book also documents his time with the Red Cross after 9/11, working with Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan and as a staffer at the Kettering Foundation. “As a journeyman reporter, I made a living writing and loved every minute of it,” he said.
Soul of a Champion: The Gil Hodges Story
Kevin O’Malley ’90
Why hasn’t legend Gil Hodges been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? That is the question posed by Soul of a Champion: The Gil Hodges Story, a documentary produced in-part by Kevin O’Malley ’90. The film dives into Hodges’ career, including World Series victories with three teams. The film makes the case for Hodges, portraying him as a leader both on and off the field. “It is our hope that this documentary will give viewers the opportunity to re-examine his credentials, both on and off the field, so that he will finally take his rightful place among his contemporaries in Cooperstown,” O’Malley said. Perhaps it was the film’s influence, as it was announced in December that Hodges will be inducted in 2022.
Luckiest Guy in the World
Jim Butterfield ’79
In 1982, Jim Butterfield ’79 founded Banana Records in Cleveland. The indie record label specializes in Cleveland-based artists in the musical genres of garage rock, power pop and dance pop. Butterfield recalls that in 1989 he “stupidly” decided to pass on a new band from Cleveland called Nine Inch Nails (inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, having sold more than 20 million albums). After kicking himself, Butterfield and Banana took a record release hiatus from 1990 to 2020. Upon Banana’s revival in 2021, Butterfield’s band, Butterfield 8, released a new album titled Luckiest Guy in the World.