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 hit a Major League record 792 doubles; he also had 3,514 hits and holds the record for outfielders in assists & double plays.

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Tris Speaker was one of the greatest offensive and defensive centerfielders the game has ever known

Tris Speaker was one of the greatest offensive and defensive centerfielders the game has ever known

Tris Speaker was one of baseball’s best all-around players. He was dominant at bat and in the field. Speaker’s career numbers on both sides of the ball rank among the game’s greatest. With the bat in his hand, Speaker was elite. His name is peppered throughout the career majorsR
Harry Hooper picks his all-time team; Golden Outfield teammate Tris Speaker is his choice in centerfield

Harry Hooper picks his all-time team; Golden Outfield teammate Tris Speaker is his choice in centerfield

Tris Speaker is considered one of the finest-fielding center fielders in the history of the game. From 1910 through 1915 he was part of the “Golden Outfield” along with Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis. The three of them were without question the best defensive outfield trio of their day, an
Ty Cobb, Joe Wood, and Speaker were cleared of a game-fixing scandal by Commissioner Kenesaw Landis

Ty Cobb, Joe Wood, and Speaker were cleared of a game-fixing scandal by Commissioner Kenesaw Landis

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 it up, AL President

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