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  1. The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
    The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
    The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
    The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
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  2. The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

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    Customer Ratings (18 reviews)
    Price R434.00

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All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder―eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

An inspiring story of perseverance and the value of a "can do" attitude. Beautifully told and illustrated for the young reader, it encourages children to set their goals high regardless of the challenges they face. This remarkable man, born when Lincoln was president and still active when JFK was in office, made his mark in major league baseball. It's a marvelous biography thoughtfully crafted for children by an author who clearly found much to admire in this extraordinary man. A gem of a book!
Heartwarming. From the moment that William picked up that ball in the beginning of the book all the way through till the crowd is giving the silent applause; I was hooked. This story appeals to the sports lover, the underdog, the indomitable attitude, or any child facing adversity.
This is a wonderful inspiring book. School librarians, classroom teachers and parents of baseball players will love it. I have ordered multiple copies as gifts and one for the library of the school where I volunteer. I am a retired school librarian and wish I had had this book in my collection.
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