Maine Baseball HOF
Cummings, Leslie W. (Tate) (1976)
Portland's own Tate Cummings caught for a flock of area clubs over a 20 year span, a veteran of area action coming from Boston's hotbed. He was a skilled receiver, a fleet and heady base runner and a fan favorite . Cummings was a rocking chair catcher. He handled that rough assignment with such aplomb that umpires frequently were lulled into "Strike" calls by glove magician Cummings. (Vern Putney, Portland Press Herald) .