Friday, July 2, 2010

Deaf Major to be Honored

The Cincinnati Reds plan the team's inaugural Dummy Hoy Night on Monday, August 9th against the St. Louis Cardinals. The festivities at Great American Ball Park will honor the Reds Hall of Famer to "celebrate the rich culture shared by individuals who are Deaf." The Star Spangled Banner will be signed and deeply discounted tickets will be available for those in the Deaf Community. The city's Hearing Speech & Deaf Center is sponsoring the events. The organization has reserved a block of seats where jumbotron is in perfect line of sight for those who rely on written rather than spoken messages. For ticket information go to the Center's website or the Reds. Hoy was the first deaf Major League Baseball player, pioneering the hand signals still used today in baseball games.