John Summers
John Summers
A two-sport athlete in basketball and baseball, Champ Summers left SIUE to pursue a career in professional baseball. As a Cougar, Summers posted a .340 batting average with a team-leading seven home runs during the 1971 season. In two basketball seasons from 1969 to 1971, Summers amassed 772 points in 41 games played, an 18.8 scoring average. In 11 major league seasons, he played for the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the Detroit Tigers, the San Francisco Giants, and the San Diego Padres.