PLAYER PROFILE

BILL KUMMER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bill  Kummer began his professional basketball career as an 18-year-old with his hometown Butler, Pennsylvania team in the newly formed Central Basketball League. He played both guard and forward during his rookie season. Kummer played with three teams over his  six seasons CBL seasons. During the last three seasons, he served as the team’s designated free throw shooter. When the CBL failed to start the 1912-13 season, Kummer signed with the Jasper club of the Eastern Basketball League where he successfully teamed with another former CBL star, Dutch Wolfarth. The partnership brought a EBL championship to the Jaspers in 1913-14 with Kummer also leading the league in scoring. His triumph was short lived, however, when Wolfarth did not return to the team the next season and the Jaspers plunged into last place. Frustrated, Kummer left then team at mid-season  and signed with a minor league team in  the Western Pennsylvania League that was closer to his home in Butler.

 

BILL KUMMER Height: 5:10 Weight: 165 College: Butler Business
William Henry Kummer Born: Jun 2, 1888 Died: Oct 15, 1964 Hometown: Butler, Pa.
Brother of Adam Kummer REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1905-06 Butler Indep
1906-07 Butler CBL 35 99 0 198 5.7
1907-08 Greensburg CBL 22 85 24 194 8.8
1908-09 Butler NL
1908-09 Greensburg CBL 45 115 3 233 5.2
1909-10 Greensburg CBL 62 168 570 942 .605 906 14.6
1910-11 Connellsville CBL 56 170 678 1032 .657 1018 18.2
1911-12 Connellsville CBL 62 233 938 1295 .724 1404 22.6
1912-13 Cohoes NYSL 2 1 4 6 3.0
1912-13 Jasper EBL 29 49 349 11 447 15.4
1913-14 Jasper EBL 43 118 530 25 766 17.8
1913-14 Jeanette WPL 1 1 12 14 14.0
1914-15 Jasper EBL 22 59 243 418 .581 15 361 16.4
1914-15 Jeanette WPL 14 41 195 284 .687 277 19.8
1915-16 Freeland PSL 6 14 0 5 28 4.7
1916-17 Greensburg ICBL 6 9 64 101 .634 82 13.7
1917-18 Hazleton PSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1926-27 Canton CBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 385 1111 3339 5561 14.4

 

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.