Monday, May 23, 2022
Hoy was the centerfield for several different teams in Major League Baseball from 1888 to 1903 and is noted as being the most accomplished deaf player in major league history. He is credited for creating hand signals that umpires use for calling balls, strikes, safe and out. Some dispute those claims but it does not take away the challenges that he overcame.
- A review published in the National Ballpark Museum of the book written by Nancy Churnin and illustrated by Jez Tuya, The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Player Changed the Game.