Three deaf pitchers with a major league team in one season
The New York Giants (now San Francisco) team had three
deaf pitchers in the 1901 season.
William Deegan pitched a few games and had a 0-2 record.
George Leitner pitched for the Giants in 1901 before
moving on to Philadelphia (now Oakland) A’s, Cleveland
and Chicago White Sox, but only had a combined 0-3 record.
The third and the best pitcher was Dummy Taylor; he
pitched 8 seasons for a combined 117-106 record,
including a 21-15 record one season.
It is not known if all three pitched at the same
time or at different times. It was said that the
Giants’ manager John McGraw thought highly of
deaf baseball players.