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William “Dummy” Hoy Historical Marker Unveiling

April 5 @ 3:30 pm

Free

A ceremony to dedicate a new Ohio Historical Marker recognizing William Hoy will take place in Houcktown, at the intersection of Hancock County Roads 8 and 26.

William “Dummy” Hoy was a center fielder who played for several professional baseball teams from 1888 to 1902, most notably the Cincinnati Reds. He was born in Houcktown, Hancock County, Ohio in 1862. Hoy is noted for being the most accomplished deaf player in Major League history, and is credited by some sources with the establishment of hand signals for safe and out calls.