Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DEAF AWARENESS MONTH

Good Morning Dante!

In keeping with May being Deaf and Hearing Awareness month, here's another story about a famous person who was deaf.

William Hoy was the first deaf Major League Baseball Player. People gave him the nickname "Dummy" Hoy because he couldn't hear. He played baseball for 17 years, from 1886 to 1903. Hoy played 1,784 games and had a .292 average. He couldn't hear the umpire when he called STRIKE OR BALL, so he invented hand signals for them, which baseball players, hearing and deaf, still use today, Gallaudet University, a university for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., has dedicated a baseball field in his name: "Hoy Field". It seems he wasn't so dumb after all.............

Don't forget, Swag Hands meets today after school in Room 317. Come and see what it's all about!

Thanks
Ms. Stock