Silent Natural Meet n’ Greet
June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
The Silent Natural follows the story of late 19th Century baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy.
Miles Barbee will be at Casey Jones Distillery on June 1st to sign autographs and take pics! He played William ‘Dummy’ Hoy in The Silent Natural and was just absolutely amazing! A biographical drama about the first deaf Major League Baseball player is being filmed in west Kentucky.
Hoy grew up in in Houcktown, Ohio. Before he was noticed by a pro scout, he owned a shoe repair shop. Hoy played in the minor leagues for two years before signing with the Washington Senators in 1888.
According to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Hoy went on to play for seven teams in his 14-year MLB career and used sign language to communicate with teammates.
Director, writer and producer David Risotto said the story of Dummy Hoy takes place in a small western town during the 1880s.
“It’s a feel good story. It’s about an underdog who fought hard to get to do what he wanted to in life. It’s a hero story,” said Risotto.
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