Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Week: Dummy Hoy Day

April 3, 2019 |
April 5, 2019 all-day
Mill Neck Campus
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck
NY 11765
Dr. Susan Antonellis

Wear Your Favorite Baseball Jersey to kick off the baseball season and honor a Deaf heroWilliams Ellsworth Hoy aka Dummy Hoy.  Hoy began his major league career in 1888 with Washington of the National League. A left-handed batter and right-handed thrower, he played with Buffalo, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago and Louisville. He is the most accomplished Deaf player in major league history, credited by some sources with causing the establishment of signals for safe and out calls. He held the major league record for games in center field from 1899 to 1920, set records for career putouts and total chances as an outfielder and retired among the leaders in outfield games, assists and double plays . He was also an excellent baserunner.

If you’d like to join the fun and show your support for Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf on this special day, donate $5 (suggested). Drop off or inter-office your cash or check to Catherine Martinez in the Administration Building. Checks should be made out to Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.