Tris Speaker

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Birthdate4/4/1888
Death Date12/8/1958
Debut Year1907
Year of Induction1937
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.

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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. The first nine of his 22 big league seasons came with Boston. From 1910-1915, Speaker was part of the Red Sox “Golden Outfield” with Duffy Lewis and fellow Cooperstown man Harry Hooper. The trio made up what is still considered perhaps the greatest defensive outfield
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
Envelope containing Harry Hooper's responses - he signed the return address portion

Envelope containing Harry Hooper's responses - he signed the return address portion

The previous letter in which Harry Hooper identified Tris Speaker as his choice as the center fielder on his all-time team arrived in this envelope. Notice Hooper’s signature in the return address portion. The question of his all time team was one of only 8 queries that Hooper wrote about. His insightful reflections about the Black Sox scandal, the feeling of
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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