Paul E. Hundermark, a native of
Pittsburgh, is a 1928 graduate of Washington High School, where he was
an All-WPIAL football player in 1926 and 1927. After playing football
and baseball at Bellefonte, PA. Academy, he played the same sports in
1931 and 1932 at the University of Alabama, where he was a teammate of
the great football coach Paul (Bear) Bryant.
Hundermark played semipro baseball in Washington for Jessop Steel and
Washington Eagles, competing against such teams as the Homestead Grays
and Honus Wagner All-Stars. He started umpiring district baseball games
in 1947 with a group organized by the late Washington baseball rules
authority, Dr. Harry M. Cohen.
Hundermark, who also umpired many college games in southwestern PA.,
worked with such well-known district umpires as Dutch Haas, Fats
Mansfield, Banty Reihner, Carl Falcione, Fred Ryland, Jimmy Russell and
Angelo Moyer. His umpiring career covered more than 30 years.