The young player was deaf and mute, cruelly nicknamed "Dummy," Iris Ruth Pastor writes in the Huffington Post. And at first he lost a lot of games for the New York Giants because he couldn't communicate with his teammates.
The team's owners, the fans and the press put Taylor's coach, John McGraw, under a lot of pressure to trade Luther. Instead, McGraw required every team member to learn American Sign Language. And the team started winning.
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