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October 29, 2002

Hearing-impaired athletes

From: San Antonio Express News, TX
Oct. 29, 2002

San Antonio Express-News

Kristen Cummings: Parade All-American basketball player played professionally in Italy, France and Germany and with Philadelphia of ABL in 1990s.

Edward Dundon: First deaf player in Major League Baseball, in 1878, and also the first deaf person to umpire in the league.

Lou Ferrigno: First won fame in bodybuilding, before starring as {ldquo}The Incredible Hulk{rdquo} in the popular TV series.

William E. Hoy: Credited with creating hand signals used by baseball umpires today, and in 1951 became first inductee into American Athletic Association of Deaf Hall of Fame.

Jim Kyte: Drafted by Winnipeg in 1982, went on to play hockey for Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose before retiring in '96.

Compiled by Raul Dominguez