The deaf community just like some other diverse community has produced some terrific deaf athletes across all areas of sport. Baseball isn't any exception and it has seen several deaf baseball players rise to the ranks of the Major Leagues. These pioneering deaf baseball players left an indelible mark about the game and were responsible for a lot of significant changes to the game that are still with us today.
Luther "Dummy" Taylor. There may be several campaigns supporting Hoy for that Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, but up to now the Veteran's Committee has not seen fit to elect him. Deaf Life has run a cover story on him. He is reported through the Sporting News to possess used hand signals to call balls and strikes and also signal safe or out as early as 188 Dundon died at the very young ages of 34 and is buried in his hometown of Columbus.
Though not a fantastic player, Ed Dundon still supports the title of first deaf professional baseball player. He attended the same Deaf School in Ohio as Dundon and in all probability played around the same school team. He spent 2 yrs using the Columbus Buckeyes of the American Association which at the time was considered a Major League. Richard "Dick" Sipek.
Curtis Pride. During Taylor's career pitching for your Giants he had two deaf teammates: George Leitner and Billy Deegan. This strong pitcher is at the Triple A level and may even see a large league contact any day. Forgotten by many today and try to living within the shadow of William Hoy, Dundon might have been the initial person to introduce hand signals to baseball. Curtis Pride.
Another unfortunate deaf athlete saddled with the "Dummy" nickname, Hoy remains the greatest and most famous deaf baseball player and possibly probably the most famous deaf athlete period. This traveling outfielder had a solid career and was regarded by teammates as certainly one of the smartest men inside the game. This traveling outfielder had a solid career and was regarded by teammates as certainly one of the smartest men inside the game. Richard "Dick" Sipek.
Edward "Dummy" Dundon. The truth may never be known. Forgotten by many today and constantly living within the shadow of William Hoy, Dundon might happen to be the initial person to introduce hand signals to baseball. Curtis Pride.
There clips are already other deaf baseball players with very short careers. During Taylor's career pitching for that Giants he had two deaf teammates: George Leitner and Billy Deegan. If Ketchner is successful, he can thank one other great deaf athletes who came before him.