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William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961)

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 19, 2021
1. William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2021 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Jackson Township Board of Trustees, Hancock County Engineer, Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number OHS 23- 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included
William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 19, 2021
2. William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker
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Location. 40° 56.121′ N, 83° 35.676′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 8 and County Road 26, on the left when traveling north on County Road 8. The marker stands at the Jackson Township Garage. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14953 Co Rd 8, Arlington OH 45814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 3.1 miles away); Village of Arlington / The Arlington Heritage (approx. 3.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hull's Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Robinson Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Shipwreck History (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 19, 2021
3. William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker
William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 19, 2021
4. William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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