Tris Speaker

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Birthdate 4/4/1888
Death Date 12/8/1958
Debut Year 1907
Year of Induction 1937
Teams Indians, Red Sox, Senators
Position Center Field

Tris Speaker’s 792 doubles in a Major League record. He also had 3,514 hits and holds the record for outfielders in assists & double plays.

In the collection:

Autgographed photo of the all-time leader in doubles

Autgographed photo of the all-time leader in doubles

Tris Speaker smashed 726 doubles during his 22-year career. He also hit .345 with 3,514 hits and a .428 on-base percentage. In the collection is a photo of an older Speaker as an Indians coach, with an autograph penned across his chest.
Baseball jury coupon from 1926 gambling scandal

Baseball jury coupon from 1926 gambling scandal

Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, and Joe Wood were involved in a gambling scandal that almost cost the trio their position among the game’s greats.  Former pitcher Dutch Leonard charged that Cobb, Speaker and Smoky Joe Wood had bet on a game they all knew was fixed. Hoping to cover

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