Baseball hand-signs already in 1870s

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Fri Nov 8 16:08:31 UTC 2002

I think this raises the question of when  the word 'dumb' become (near?) synonomous with 'stupid' instead of simply unable to speak.

Ah, Dummy Hoy.  That's the one that was on the tip of my typing
finger.  The others I hadn't heard of; wonder how many of them were
"Dummy X".  Times have certainly changed.


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