ASL signs for BASEBALL

Meaning: A game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players, each team playing alternately in the field and at bat, the players at bat having to run a course of four bases laid out in a diamond pattern in order to score.

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Vocabulary: Leroy turned to Ashraf and confided, "I've tried hard to sit through baseball GAME but I just can't seem to enjoy the SPORT. I wish I could, but I can't. I hope I’m not committing blasphemy." The REFEREE overheard him and sent him to SLOPITCH.

Deaf Culture and History

Dummy Hoy
Image: Coodwin & Co. N.Y., 1888

William "Dummy" Hoy (1862-1961), the first deaf Major League baseball player in the U.S.

Note: the term "dummy" means deaf-mute in the olden days.

Today, you see the referee signals used in baseball games; that's where it came from William Hoy.

Curtis Pride is "a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is deaf. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. In 2015, Pride was named MLB's Ambassador For Inclusion. Since 2009 Pride has served as the head baseball coach at Gallaudet University." -- Wikipedia.

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