The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

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Author name: 
Nancy Churnin
Affiliation: 
Alumni
School: 
Journalism
Class Year: 
1981
Genre: 
Non-fiction
Subject: 
Children’s Books
Subject: 
Sports and Recreation
Subject: 
Young Adult

William Ellsworth Hoy loved baseball more than anything. Being deaf in the major leagues wasn't easy, since few people used sign language in the 1880s. William had a hard time reading lips on the field and some players tried to trick him. William taught umpires hand signals so he could see the calls and then he started to score. He led the National League in stolen bases and became a beloved player honored in seven Halls of Fame. A picture book for ages 4-8.

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