Back in the day, (around the turn of the 20th century) William “Dummy” Hoy was one of the greatest players in baseball. Today he's virtually unknown.
But author Nancy Churnin hopes to change that by introducing Hoy to a new generation of fans, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Churnin is the theater critic for the paper, and she's also the author of the new children's book The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game.
"Hoy, one of only a handful of players to play in four major leagues (from 1888 to 1902), was a defensive wizard in center field and one of the game’s most aggressive base stealers. He’s also responsible for popularizing the familiar 'safe' and 'out' hand signals."
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