The Courier: Dummy Hoy honored by SABR

From The Courier of Findlay, Ohio, on June 26, 2018:

William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But thanks to the efforts of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) his plight is drawing much more attention.

At its annual business meeting in Pittsburgh last week, Hoy was selected as SABR’s Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2018. The title determined annually to represent a 19th-century player, manager, executive or other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Of the 11 men nominated this year, Hoy received 418 points in voting by SABR members attending the event. Jim Creighton (410), Bobby Mathews (391), Charlie Bennett (369) and Paul Hines rounded out the top five.

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Originally published: June 27, 2018. Last Updated: June 27, 2018.