Suppose that you could not hear or you could notÂ speak, and that you were much smaller than mostÂ people. Would you have the courage and persistenceÂ to succeed in reaching your dream to play MajorÂ League Baseball?Â
Baseball great William "Dummy" Hoy did, and he becameÂ the fi rst deaf player to have an extended career in the major leagues. Because of hisÂ deafness, he was instrumental in creating hand signals between coaches and players thatÂ are still used in baseball today.
William dedicated most of his life to developing and encouraging young baseballÂ players, especially those with physical challenges who were playing on communityÂ teams. He grew up playing street baseball outside his house with his friends andÂ local amateur teams.
I See the Crowd Roar is the inspiring story of William's tenacity and perseverance, and ofÂ how he overcame his hearing disability to realize his dream of being a Major League BaseballÂ player. His tenacity and work ethic also helped him set Major League records, stealingÂ 82 bases as a rookie-a record that stood for 97 years-and throwing out three baseÂ runners at home plate in a single game-a record that still stands nearly 125 years later.
Most of all, William Hoy is an inspiration to all of us who must overcome life's challenges.Â He is also a man of character and a great role model for to
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|Size: ||622 KB|
|Publisher: ||Dunham Books|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781939447319 (DRM-EPUB)|
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