All-Time Indians: Homer Summa

 

Name: Homer Wayne Summa       Position: Right Field        
Tribe Time: 1922-1928           DOB: 11/03/1898        
Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP
Best Season (1923) 137 525 92 172 27 6 3 69 220 33 20 9 13 41% .374 .419 .328 .793 .091
Career 768 2844 390 861 159 32 17 345 1135 157 85 42 34 55% .335 .399 .303 .734 .096

Homer Summa was the starting right fielder in a very strong outfield during the 1920's, playing next to Earl Averill in center and Charlie Jamieson in left. In his career he was a mid-level player offensively, ranking among the best Indians right fielders, but low when compared to all offensive players. Defensively, Summa lead the league in outfield assists in 1926 and had a total of 73 in his career ranking behind just Bruce Campbell, Rocky Colavito and Cory Snyder in Indians history. His arm was not just strong, but wild as he lead the league in errors (RF) in 1924 and 1926 through 1928.

In 1929, the Indians sold Homer Summa to the Philadelphia Athletics where he finished his career. After averaging over 50 runs scored per season while with Cleveland, he only scored 22 more times after leaving Cleveland across two seasons and 62 games. Homer Summa died in 1966 at the age of 67.

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