A popular baseball player in Cleveland Homer Summa was one of the Indians best all-around players in the 1920s. Defensively he was a fast, sure-handed outfielder and offensively was a major asset to the Tribe's batting lineup. A line drive hitter, Homer Summa was one of the Cleveland Indians brightest stars during the 1920s. In his first full season, 1923, he batted a red-hot .328 in 137 games, lined 27 doubles, 6 triples, 3 homers, scored a career-best 92 runs with 69 RBIs. A career .302 hitter, Summa batted .290 in 1924... then .330 in '25... and .308 in 1926. Five times he blasted over 20 doubles, including 31 in 1926, and 41 in '27. A remarkable batter with a great batting-eye, Summa mostly swung at the first pitch and struck out just 88 career times in 3001 at bats, spanning 840 games - and collected 166 base-on-balls.
Born in Gentry, Missouri on 11/3/1898, Homer Summa played in 10 games as a 22-year-old in 1920 with the Pittsburgh Pirates - collecting 7 hits in 22 at bats, a .318 batting average. Traded to Cleveland in 1922, he hit .348 in 12 games. He stayed with the Indians until he was traded to the Athletics in 1929. Homer Summa career stats: .302 BA, 166 Doubles, 34 Triples, 18 Hrs, 413 Runs, 361 RBIs, 905 hits, 3001 at-bats... baseballhistorian.com