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DeafDigest Sports – June 14, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is tomorrow)

— random deafsports thoughts

— world class cyclist

— baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

— college deaf basketball player

— Derrick Coleman update

— baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

Deaf Sports Collections update
— high school long jumper, #1 in the nation
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/young-champion-cyclist/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is tomorrow

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through tomorrow

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

Did Georgia School for the Deaf have a baseball
team?

DeafDigest Sports editor is not aware of Georgia’s
baseball history, if any. Possibly, if baseball
was played it must have been way back in the 1930′s
or even 1940′s.

Anyway here is a newspaper story, written by a hearing person:

Because Father’s Day is Sunday, I’d like to share some stories about
my daddy, like the time he coached a baseball game at the Georgia School
for the Deaf.

Daddy coached the baseball team at Celanese. One afternoon they had a game
at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring. The deaf baseball
players were not playing by the rules. Daddy correctly assumed that the
boys could read lips.

He went over to the pitcher, stood right in front of him and calmly said,
“And you have to play by the rules just like our team does.”

“And,” he continued, “you cannot disobey the rules just because
you are deaf. Okay?” The game continued with everyone abiding
by the rules.

note:
that story is probably an exaggeration because not every deaf person is an
expert lipreader.

And also, baseball (and softball) are played with strict rules -
3 outs, 4 balls is a walk; 3 strikes is an out. If rules are broken,
there are umpires that are the law on the field!

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elite deaf cyclist

Elis Topchaniuk, from Ukraine, is a world-level women’s cyclist.

She won two first places in the fourth European Championship Mountainbike
in Belgium

She  had been ranked tops in both the cross-country eliminator (XCE) race,
a challenge in which four racers compete in head-to-head elimination, and
the cross-country race section.

She had hoped to take home another first in the marathon section, and was
leading the pack of cyclists at the start of the race. But a bicyclist
from behind bumped into Topchaniuk, she said, causing her to fall and her
bike chain to come off. By the time she was back on her bike, she was only
able to take third.

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college deaf basketball player with Deaflympics

part of newspaper story

Matt Edwards is partially deaf in both ears. However, he was able to play
basketball at Forsyth Country Day before graduating in June and parlayed
that into a scholarship at Catawba.

But Edwards was just given a chance to play basketball for the United
States national deaf team next summer in the Deaflympics. The Deaflympics
will be comprised of 12 teams from around the world and are scheduled for
Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30 of next year. However, because of the unrest in
Turkey, it might be moved to Russia or some other country.

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random deafsports thoughts

something of fun baseball stats, regarding major league
home runs.

Not too many deaf baseball players had long major league
careers but two of them did – Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride.

Hoy hit 40 career homers in 1,797 major league games

Pride hit 20 career homers in 421 major league games

Hoy played in a dead ball era; how many of his homers
were over the fences and how many were inside the park?

Pride played in the modern era; DeafDigest Sports
assumes all of his homers were over the fences.

Dick Sipek hit one homer but it was during a
pre-season game as he hit no homers in 82 games
(just one season)

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Derrick Coleman update

Cardinals’ Derrick Coleman embraces role with new team

(a posting)

As the first legally-deaf NFL offensive player, Coleman has cut out a nice
career as a fullback and in special teams for the Seattle Seahawks and
Atlanta Falcons.

The Cardinals are re-introducing the fullback position to their offense
under first-year head coach Steve Wilks and offensive coordinator Mike
McCoy.

Coleman won a Super Bowl during his time with the Seahawks, and has had
success in special teams and in run-blocking.

The Cardinals expect him to fill in these roles.

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baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

from a tweet:
There’s a friend who is deaf. I don’t know sign language but that hasn’t
stopped us from talking about the Astros. Through a series of baseball
related hand gestures and arm moments we have developed a way to have
conversations about the previous nights game.

note:
this hearing friend is correct. All hearing baseball fans understand
baseball gestures, especially signs for these trick baseball
pitches – curve, slider, sinker, cutter, fast pitch, change ups, etc.

 
 

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