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
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!