PLAYER PROFILE

WOBBY HAMMOND

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Walter “Wobby” Hammond was a four-year (1910-1913} basketball letterman at Colgate University. After graduation, he coached the team for six seasons (1914-1919) compiling a 107-65 record. During the years he coached at Colgate, he also played professional basketball and baseball.  In both sports, he enjoyed his best seasons late in his career. He was the leading scorer for Amsterdam in the New York State League in both 1919-20 and 1920-21. In  baseball, he  hit over .300 during his  last five minor league seasons (1919-23) and was rewarded with brief appearances in the majors. In 1924, Hammond deserted organized baseball to play with the  “outlaw” Kenosha, Wisconsin team.  Hammond took a permanent position with the Simmons  Furniture Company of Kenosha where he remained until his death in 1942.

 

WOBBY HAMMOND Height: 5:11 Weight: 170 College: Colgate’13
Walter Charles Hammond Born: Feb 26, 1892 Died: Mar 4, 1942 Hometown: Amsterdam, NY
Brother of Raymond Hammond
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1913-14 Oswego Indians Indep
1914-15 Gloversville NYSL 15 30 8 68 4.5
1915-16 Ft.Plain NYSL 1 2 3 7 7.0
1916-19 Voluntarily Retired
1919-20 Amsterdam NYSL 40 98 45 241 6.0
1920-21 Amsterdam NYSL 31 65 33 163 5.3
1920-21 Westfield IL 4 11 8 30 7.5
1922-23 Amsterdam NYSL 3 1 0 2 0.7
Major League Totals 94 207 97 511 5.4

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