Many people thought Dummy Hoy went to Gallaudet
before he started his baseball career. Not true.
At Ohio School for the Deaf he was trained to
repair shoes. When he graduated, he opened his
own shoe reapir business. But he was not happy
because he dreamed of becoming a professional
One day, he suddently closed up his shoe
repair shop (for good) to start his
baseball career with a team in Wisconsin!