Picture biography, 32 pages. Left-handed, short and deaf in the late 19th century did not even begin to describe a baseball player. But Hoy played for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and many other teams for fifteen years. Oh, and he is credited with introducing the use of some ASL hand signals for umpire calls. Published in 2016 by Albert Whitman & Company. Winner of the 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book.
Burnished by His Character
Drive, determination, diligence - Hoy is remembered for his disposition which helped him to succeed in a field not accommodating to the deaf. These traits would help any child reach their dreams and Hoy's status as a baseball icon is only burnished by his character.
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