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Camp at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park helps deaf ballplayers realize that playing pro baseball is within their reach

By Ryan Deto

western-pennsylvaniaThere aren’t many differences between hearing and deaf athletes playing baseball. The sport already has an extensive sign-language built in (catchers signaling to pitchers; base coaches signing to batters). But like many things in our complex society, hard-of-hearing people still face added obstacles, even in baseball, thanks to stigmas.

Not many people know this more than Curtis Pride. As a young man, Pride was initially told he couldn’t play in a community-club league because he was deaf, but eventually was allowed to join. Good thing. He went on to play 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, one of just a handful of deaf athletes to play professional baseball.

Read more: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/camp-at-pittsburghs-pnc-park-helps-deaf-ballplayers-realize-that-playing-pro-baseball-is-within-their-reach/Content?oid=2885150

Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

 
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