Hall of Fame

Frank Hummer - Player

Inducted in 2005

Frank Hummer (Player) - He was a big baseball player over six feet tall with large hands. He used those large hands to become a great pitcher in the 1920's. He had an outstanding curve ball and was said to be unhittable. In 1930, Frank pitching for the Easton Baseball team struck out Jimmie Foxx twice in an exhibition game against the Major League Championship team the Philadelphia Athletics.
Frank played in the Eastern Shore League from 1922 to 1924. He played for the Crisfield Crabber in 1922 and 1923. He also played for the Parksley Spud in 1924 where he helped them win their second championship in three years.
Ed Nichols said that Frank appeared to be a drifter who never stayed in one spot. He played for the Norfolk Tars baseball team in 1925, The Vicksburg Hillbillies in 1926 and 1927. He also played for the Jacksonville Tars in 1927. His final stop was with the Martinsburg, West Virginia Baseball team of the Blue Ridge Baseball League.
Bill Bounds of Mardela, quite a player in his day said this about Frank. "I faced that fellow three times in four days and it seemed like he got better every time."