I happened to drive by a school for the deaf the other day and immediately thought of Dummy Hoy and Dummy Taylor! One was a deaf major league pitcher while the other was a deaf major league catcher! The late 1800’s was not exactly a period that was loaded with a ton of political correctness!

But as a result of their deafness umpires started using hand signals to call balls and strikes which are still used in the major leagues today! That then reminded me of the time I took my driving test which required me to use hand signals for taking left and right turns! Today no one even uses their turn signals and that makes them the real dummy’s in this story!

And that is all I’m going to say about that!

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