when the famous deaf pitcher Dummy Taylor (1900-1908)
had a bad inning, the manager would come to him on the mound
and communicate in gestures. This year there is a new rule in
Major League Baseball – that an interpreter can come with the
coach to the mound to discuss something with the foreign-language
speaking pitchers (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, etc). This
means a future deaf pitcher can use ASL to communicate with his coach
and the interpreter on the mound during the time out. Taylor was
not so lucky in his days.