The deaf community just like every other diverse community has produced some great deaf athletes across all areas of sport. Baseball is no exception and has seen several deaf baseball players rise towards the ranks of the Major Leagues. These pioneering deaf baseball players left an indelible mark about the game and were responsible for a lot of significant changes towards the game that are still with us today.
Richard "Dick" Sipek. Curtis remains an excellent ambassador to both baseball and the deaf community. In his rookie season, Hoy stole an astonishing 82 bases to lead the league. Curtis Pride.
Success brought Hoy for the Major League level in 1888 several short years after Dundon. During Taylor's career pitching for the Giants he had two deaf teammates: George Leitner and Billy Deegan. He attended the same Deaf School in Ohio as Dundon and in all likelihood played about the same school team. William "Dummy" Hoy.
He still inspires today. A teammate of the legendary Christy Mathewson, Taylor was instrumental in hurling wins for many of the pennant winning teams within the Giant early days. Sipek includes a real claim to fame, though. Curtis started pro ball at the tender chronilogical age of 17! As a major league outfielder and designated hitter, Pride saw duty with a half-dozen squads before his career ended. It is definite that Hoy was anyone most accountable for paving just how for other deaf athletes seeking to enter professional baseball.
Curtis Pride. He spent two years with the Columbus Buckeyes of the American Association which at the time was considered a Major League. Richard "Dick" Sipek.
There have been other deaf baseball players with very short careers. Deaf Life has run a cover story on him. Dick didn't accomplish much at the plate and the career was probably helped from the absence of numerous baseball players who remained as supporting the war effort. He attended exactly the same Deaf School in Ohio as Dundon and probably played on the same school team. There have been books and documentaries and entire blogs and websites dedicated to this great baseball ambassador and also the legacy he left behind!.
There are already other deaf baseball players with very short careers. During Taylor's career pitching for that Giants he had two deaf teammates: George Leitner and Billy Deegan. During Taylor's career pitching for the Giants he had two deaf teammates: George Leitner and toets Billy Deegan. If Ketchner is successful, he can thank the other great deaf athletes who came before him.