The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires’ calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William “Dummy” Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!
Author: Nancy Churnin. Nancy Churnin is the theater critic for the Dallas Morning News. She manages the Dallas Mom Blog and D-FW Theater group on Facebook. She also helped develop the Special Needs Blog for the Dallas Morning News. She lives in Texas.
Illustrator: Jez Tuya. Jez Tuya is a self-taught illustrator who grew up in the Philippines. He lives in New Zealand.
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company