Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball


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Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby gh » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:14 pm

(fact that was a raging Commie had a bit to do with it)

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f ... 01&sc=1000
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby bad hammy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:18 pm

I read this excellent article in the paper this morning. Trivia question for those who have not read the article yet: what is the claim to fame (according to this article) of baseball player William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy??
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby bf » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:24 pm

First (only?) deaf MLB player? Got an old bb card of him.
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby noone » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:44 pm

>First (only?) deaf MLB player?

That's too obvious, everybody knows that. Must be more to the question .
Besides, Curtis Pride is deaf.
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby Master Po » Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:55 am

>I read this excellent article in the paper this morning. Trivia question for
>those who have not read the article yet: what is the claim to fame (according
>to this article) of baseball player William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy??


I think it was because of "Dummy" Hoy that umpires began using the now-familiar hand signals to signal ball, strike, safe, out.
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby bad hammy » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:01 am

> I think it was because of "Dummy" Hoy that umpires began using the
> now-familiar hand signals to signal ball, strike, safe, out.

Correct you are. If you knew that without reading the article you are either a serious baseball scholar, or a person well versed in the history of milestones surrounding deaf folks.
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Re: Good Story On Obscure Guy Who Helped Integrate Baseball

Postby Dietmar239 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:06 am

Also, did you know that we adopted the huddle that you see in football from deaf players? Obviously, if two deaf teams are playing each other they can't communicate in the open via sign language and expect the other team to not know what they're saying. They huddled to hide their plays from the other team.

Little known fact that I learned while getting training as a sign-language interpreter.
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