This is a 40 minute inspirational movie and true story of William “Dummy” Hoy, a man who could not speak or hear, yet overcame the challenge and became a very good major league baseball player from 1888 to 1902.
One of Major League baseball’s first deaf players, Hoy’s life and achievements on baseball fields are chronicled from his youth to the closing of an amazing 18 year major league career.
Learn of his many achievements on the field, including being credited with the creation of hand signals still used in baseball today! His record 82 stolen bases in his rookie year while batting just .216, is a record that still stands today more than 110 years later.
The life of Dummy Hoy is something young and old can marvel at, and from which individuals can learn and raise aspirations. Fans learned to use visual displays such as waving their hands when cheering Dummy Hoy since he could not hear them cheer but could see their excitement about his play.
As a deaf man, William “Dummy Hoy” was able to achieve things unthinkable in a time and place that had great prejudice towards people with disabilities.
This film should inspire anyone, young or old, either with or without hearing, and whether they are a baseball fan or not.
Dummy Hoy not only beat the odds of being a deaf person who was unable to speak, but compared to the other ballplayers of the era, he was short in stature and light-weight too!
Each DVD is shipped in its own full size durable plastic DVD Case.