Dave Pallone worked 18 years as a professional umpire; 10 of those years with the National Baseball League. As the third youngest umpire in baseball history, he demonstrated courage, professionalism and the ability to withstand adversity through many of baseball’s high profile and controversial events. He is the author of the 1990 New York Time’s best-selling autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball which was re-released in recognition of its 20th anniversary, and is now available as an eBook on all formats! Dave was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame on August 2, 2013 in Chicag0!!
With this presentation, Dave brings his philosophy of respecting yourself and others to the forefront. He provides insight into the complex issues and challenges that come from understanding sexual orientation.
BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND’
This baseball presentation is as funny as it gets. His stories, from his minor league days, winter ball in the Dominican Republic, and of course the National League, has audiences begging for more.
Dave has brought his acclaimed presentations, ‘WHO’S REALLY ON FIRST’ and ‘THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND’, to conferences as a keynote speaker, as a diversity trainer on sexual orientation for corporations, and to hundreds of college campuses to their students, athletic departments, and staffs.