Gartner to Pinch Hit

Feb. 1, 2004

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Iowa Cubs owner Michael Gartner will be the featured speaker at this year’s inaugural University of Iowa Baseball Lead-off dinner Monday evening.

Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech, but a fall down a flight of stairs and resulting surgery will force him to miss the event.

Fans of the Hawkeyes attending the 2004 Iowa Baseball Lead-Off Dinner will also have the opportunity to meet the Hawkeyes and their new coach, Jack Dahm.

Gartner is also a former president of NBC News and former president and editor of the Des Moines Register. He is currently a co-owner of the Ames Tribune, in addition to being the owner of the Iowa Cubs.

Tickets remain for the event to be held at the Iowa City Sheraton Monday night.