Learn of his many achievements on the field, including being credited with the creation of hand signals still used in baseball today! His record 82 stolen bases in his rookie year while batting just .216, is a record that still stands today more than 110 years later.One of Major League baseball’s first deaf players, Hoy’s life and achievements on baseball fields are chronicled from his youth to the closing of an amazing 18 year major league career.
The life of Dummy Hoy is something young and old can marvel at, and from which individuals can learn and raise aspirations. Fans learned to use visual displays such as waving their hands when cheering Dummy Hoy since he could not hear them cheer but could see their excitement about his play.
- Ryan Lane
- Deanne Bray
- Roy Firestone
As a deaf man, William “Dummy” Hoy was able to achieve things unthinkable in a time and place that had great prejudice towards people with disabilities.
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