Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy
by Bill Wise
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
(Lee & Low Books, 2012)

Mick and Jade

This book was featured in "In the Spotlight," in Library Sparks, February, 2013.  This page includes links to addition information.

Silent Star by Bill Wise


Web Links

Society for American Baseball Research. SABR Baseball Biography Project: Dummy Hoy "Dummy Hoy: SABR"

Welcome to the "Dummy" Hoy Homeplate

Destination: Cooperstown -- the Campaign to get Hoy inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Sign a petition (adults so if you have a classroom, mount a campaign to involve adults to sign the petition)

Check the status of the campaign to get Hoy into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

    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
    Adam Gustavson (2012)
    photo by Denise Gustavson

    About the Author: "Wise, Bill 1958–." Something About the Author. 2009. 16 Jul. 2012 <>.

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