Dummy Hoy

Goals of the project:

Dummy HoyNTID Performing Arts Program in collaboration with RIT Athletics Department hopes to educate and enhance the appreciation of Deaf Culture on campus. This project would promote the deep roots the Deaf community and deaf culture has within the all American sport of baseball by creating a memorial to the major League Deaf baseball Player William "Dummy" Hoy who is credited with having created the well known hand signals of "out" "safe" "Strike" "Ball" still used in every ballpark in America today.

Event Details:

What: A movie showing of "I See the Crowd Roar", the life story of Dummy Hoy. The first 500 people to register for the event will get a free copy of the DVD.

Date: October 9, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Panara Theatre @ NTID

Cost: Tickets will be $20 each.

Register: Sign up on this page and you will get instructions on how to pay $20 per ticket.

Proceeds will be used for:

We are raising funds to design and place a bronze "Hall of Fame" plaque describing Hoy's life and contributions to the community on the newly rennovated baseball field adjacent to NTID. Any additional funds will support the NTID Performing Arts Program's season, including the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees" to be produced March 2014. This season's productions are chosen in tribute to Dr. Robert Panara, the first Deaf English Professor here at NTID and the namesake of our theater.  Dr. Panara has spent many years working to gain Hoy recognition at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Additional funds will also be shared with the RIT Athletic department who presently boasts of having a baseball team member who is Deaf.

History lesson: