Dummy Hoy

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Birthday
23, 1862
Birthplace
Houcktown, OH
Death Date
Dec 15, 1961 (99)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1862
Birthplace
Houcktown, OH
Death Date
Dec 15, 1961 (99)

About

Starred in professional baseball for 15 seasons despite being deaf; recorded 2,044 hits while hitting .288 throughout his career.

Before Fame

He opened a shoe repair business before signing his first baseball contract in 1886.

Trivia

He is the reason major league umpires use hand signals to signify safe and out calls.

Family Life

Married Anna Maria Hoy, and the couple had six children together.

Associated With

He played with Connie Mack before Mack embarked on his legendary managing career.