William Ellsworth Hoy Ohio History Marker Dedication
A dedication ceremony for a new Ohio History marker commemorating William Ellsworth Hoy will be held in Arlington, OH. The unveiling will begin at 3:30 p.m. on April 5th at 19006 Co Rd 8, Arlington OH.
WILLIAM ELLSWORTH HOY (1862-1961)
William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy was born in Houcktown on May 23, 1862. Although spinal meningitis as a toddler left him deaf and mute, Hoy became one of the great 19th century professional baseball players. He played centerfield for such teams as the Chicago White Stockings, Louisville Colonels, and Cincinnati Reds. In his 1888 Washington Senators season he led the league with 82 stolen bases and is one of the all-time leaders in that art. The defensive star’s record includes: 3,959 outfield putouts; 73 double plays; 2,054 hits; 40 home runs; 597 stolen bases; and, 210 strike-outs. Hoy is a member of the American Athletic Association for the Deaf Hall of Fame, as well as those of the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio Baseball, and Ohio School for the Deaf. He died in Cincinnati at the age of 99.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION
JACKSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
HANCOCK COUNTY ENGINEER
OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION