Signs of the Time studies the origin of hand signals in baseball. In the 19th century, there were no signals for strike, safe, out or foul and no announcer to interpret the game. Prior to the invention of baseball signs, the only signal was the umpire’s voice. This documentary explores the origins of the pivotal innovation of hand signals, and the baseball pioneers that changed the game, including William Klem and Dummy Hoy.

Signs of the Time | August 23, 2008 (United States) 7.5


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