William "Dummy" Hoy is still one of only three outfielders to record three assists to home plate in a single game. As an outfielder he became the only outfielder to ever lead a major league in assists, putouts, and fielding percentage during the same season.
See all of Hoy's baseball stats on the Major League Baseball (MLB) site.
Hoy was a shoe cobbler, then a baseball player, and after retiring he farmed and raised three of his children, and the son of his deceased sister Ora. When he left farming he became an advocate for deaf employees at Goodyear Company. He died at the age of 99, in 1962.
Information from the illustrator's blog: The Rhinoceros Boy's Lament
Adam Gustavson (2012)
photo by Denise Gustavson
About the Author: "Wise, Bill 1958–." Something About the Author. 2009. Encyclopedia.com. 16 Jul. 2012 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.