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Dan O’Neill

Dan O’Neill graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School and then spent 36 years as a sportswriter. From 1985 to 2017, he worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where his primary beats were the Cardinals, the Blues and professional golf. In 2017, he was named the recipient of the distinguished Burnes-Broeg Award by the Missouri Athletic Club. He is the author of eight books and continues to contribute freelance pieces to Sports Illustrated, the USGA Journal, Memorial Magazine and other national media outlets.


When the Blues Go Marching In

A 45-minute PowerPoint presentation that includes still images, as well as video/audio highlights, and takes one through the colorful and dynamic history of Blues hockey in St. Louis. The Blues were part of NHL expansion in 1967 and waited 52 years before winning their first Stanley Cup championship in 2019. Along the way there have been lots of special players and memorable moments. I take questions after the presentation concludes.

Celebration: The Magic of the Cardinals in the 1980s

The 45-minute PowerPoint presentation takes the audience back through the special decade of the 1980s, when the Cardinals had the best record in the National League and went to the World Series three times. There are lots of images and video highlights of the biggest moments – the trades, controversies (Don Denkinger) and memorable personalities, like Whitey Herzog, Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee. I take questions at the end of the presentation.