Friday, July 8, 2016

Deaf Player taking Part in MLB All-Star Festivities

image from MLB.com 
One of the few deaf player in major league baseball will play in Major League Baseball's All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game this Sunday in San Diego. Curtis Pride spent more than a decade in the majors. When he retired, Pride became the head coach at Gallaudet University, also serving as the
MLB Ambassador for Inclusion.

2 comments:

Erin Biehl said...

Great to see this accomplishment. However, he is not the first MLB player who was Deaf. William "Dummy" Hoy, from Ohio, played on several Major League teams during his career. http://www.dummyhoy.com/ http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/hof/hof/directory.jsp?hof_id=116238 These are two sites that provide information on him.

Deaf News Today said...

You are right! And we changed the first sentence so it doesn't say he was the first. Stephen Goforht, DeafNewsToday