Hometown: Brooksville, KY (High)
Position: G Playing Height: 5-10 Playing Weight: 160
Date of Birth: June 23, 1926
Date of Death: October 31, 2021
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Baseball]
Transferred to Michigan State
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Albert Cummins, Tribute Archive (October 31, 2021)
Al was a graduate of Brooksville H.S. (1944) and a member of their undefeated heavily favored basketball team to win the state championship that year, only to fall short in the state semis. He was recruited by legendary Coach Adolph Rupp to play for the UK Wildcats that same year. After arriving at UK, Al was drafted into the US Navy during WWII where he served two years. Upon his return to UK, he rejoined a team that consisted of the Fabulous Five; 46-47 NIT Runner-up and 47-48 National Champions. Also an avid baseball player, Al transferred to Michigan St. playing baseball and becoming a second team All-American. After graduating MSU with a business degree, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, playing in their system 1950-52.
Al and his wife Ruth both worked at GE in Norwood, OH thru the 50's returning to Cynthiana, Ky where he built up a Ford dealership until the early 70's. In 1973, Al became president of UK's letterman club, the K-men for 1 year.
Al enjoyed watching sports on TV, playing golf (shooting his age), reading, talking with friends, cutting up, and playing with his grandkids. In a later career that continued up through his 80's, he worked as a Mutual Clerk at Keeneland Race Track, a job in which he thoroughly loved.
Al is survived by four children, Kim Cummins (Angela), Cara Beth Dalzell, Katherine Cummins and Clint Cummins; 4 grandchildren, Brett Turner, Kendall Rumford, Trent Rumford (Rebecca), and Kyleigh Dalzell; and six great-grandchildren, the late Jayden Dawson, Braylon Dawson, Bryson Dawson, Kai Turner, Karson Turner, and Karmyn Turner; and nieces and nephews.
The public burial service will be held at Camp Nelson in Nicholasville, KY on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at 9:00am. Following services, there will a gathering at Monos Coffee Crafters, 2209 Lexington Road, Nicholasville, KY to celebrate Albert's legacy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks, please make donations to the Wounded Warriers Project to honor those veterans.
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