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Dummy Hoy

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William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy (May 23, 1862 - December 15, 1961) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. He was the first deaf baseball player in the major leagues. Hoy was a graduate of the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio. He started his career at the age of twenty-four in 1886, and has many impressive records to his name. There is a movement to have him inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Many credit him with having developed the hand signals used by the umpires in the game to this day.

Hoy was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2003.

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