Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On this Day: Ed Dundon was born

Ed "Dummy" Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years of professional baseball. He had two seasons with the Columbus Buckeyes before retiring and becoming an umpire. During his hitch with the Buckeyes in 1883 and 1884, Dundon had a record of 9-20 and a 4.25 ERA.


Unknown said...

Hmmm, thought this honor went to William "Dummy" Hoy?

Anonymous said...

Ed "Dummy" Dundon first played in 1883, while William "Dummy" Hoy didn't play professionally until 1888.

Stephen Goforth, DeafNewsToday