first-deaf-umpire-in-minors

Ed Dundon has been credited for being the first deaf
to play major league baseball. He pitched two seasons
and his career won/lost record was not that impressive
(9-20 record, 1883 & 1884 seasons with Columbus
Buckeyes, at that time a major league team).

Was Ed Dundon the first deaf umpire in baseball?

His story as compiled by the Society of Baseball
Research said:

On October 20, 1886 in a game versus Mobile in Mobile Dundon was called on to
umpire. The game may be the first instance of a deaf umpire calling a
contest between professional squads.

 

 

 

Was it just one game that he umpired or did he have a long
career in umpiring?

We shall never know!