Watch The Silent Natural
At the age of 24, William "Dummy" Hoy grabs his spikes and boards a train headed for the Minor League team in Oshkosh. His professional baseball career has begun. Despite his size and him being Deaf, he demonstrates explosive speed and a powerful arm. But Hoy faces challenges and prejudice far and above those of a "normal" new prospect. After 2 years in the Minor Leagues, Hoy signs with the Washington Senators and leads the National League with 82 stolen bases. He became the first Deaf Major League Star.