Do you know that there are no Deaf players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? If you agree that William Hoy needs to be honored in the Hall, please mail a letter to the Hall in advance of the next time they will vote on Hoy in 2020. If you can scan and send us a copy of the letter, we'd love to post it here! But for your letter to get into Hoy's file, you need to mail it to: 

James L. Gates Jr., Library Director
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 

Thank you to the great kids of the Ohio School for the Deaf for writing letters on William Hoy’s behalf to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the encouragement of their wonderful teacher, Christopher Dorais. Here’s the gracious letter they received from James L. Gates!

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Thank you to the wonderful kids of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Dallas for these letters on William Hoy’s behalf to the National Baseball Hall of Fame!

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A wonderful letter from Seylah, one of the children at the Official Deaf Festival of North Texas on Oct. 5, 2019

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Letters from great kids at my William Hoy presentation at Bookmarks at NorthPark Center Oct. 5, 2019

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And here are more letters from the terrific fourth graders at Longbranch Elementary. Thank you for your support of William Hoy!

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And here are more letters from all over and from all ages, thanks to all!

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December 14, 2018

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main Street

Copperstown, NY 13326

To Whom It May Concern:

Our school recently hosted an author visit by Nancy Churnin whose book The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game was greatly enjoyed by our students. At the student’s request, I am writing to ask your consideration for induction of William Hoy.

Please and enjoy the student letters attached. The students also wanted to include the cut out hands. In the Nancy Churnin book, one of the most touching parts of the book tells about the American Sign Language symbol for applause. It is the students hope that the hands within their letters will resemble the sign for “deaf applause”.

Thank you for your consideration!

Sincerely,

Teachers of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School

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Letters from the children of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Letters from the children of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School in Lake Charles, Louisiana