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Welcome to the TrisSpeaker.us website. Our site is about America's great center fielder, one of the greatest center fielders to ever play the game of baseball, Tris Speaker. Tris Speaker, is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame but remains almost an unknown player. He finished his career with over 3,500 hits, a life time .345 batting average and still holds the all time MLB record for the most career doubles. Not known for his power, Tris Speaker is baseball's premier contact hitter striking out only 220 times in his career! Tris Speaker had no equal when it came to playing the field. His ability to play shallow and go back to catch a fly ball is legend. Speaker played during the great iconic time of baseball when the likes of Ty Cobb, and Babe Ruth.

TrisSpeaker.us provides articles, photos and offers a forum to highlight the career of this early 20th century superstar. I hope you will join us in finding out more about the life of this great player. Come and get aquianted with “Spoke”. Learn how the “Grey Eagle” covered centerfield in Fenway Park and League Park. I hope you will appreciate Tris Speaker and his tremendous impact on baseball.

Tris Speaker

"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball." - Tris Speaker

Source: Baseball Magazine (March 1917)

"(Ty) Cobb would have to play center field on my all time team. But where would that put (Tris) Speaker? In left. If I had them both, I would certainly play them that way." - Hall of Fame Manager John McGraw

"Although I guess the best center fielder of them all was Tris Speaker. He played in real close and could go back and get those balls better than anyone I ever saw." - Hall of Fame member Sam Crawford, Detroit Tigers.


Tris Speaker's MLB Teams

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Tris Speaker

    TRISTRAM E. (TRIS) SPEAKER
    BOSTON (A) 1909-15
    CLEVELAND (A) 1916-26
    WASHINGTON (A) 1927
    PHILADELPHIA (A) 1928
    GREATEST CENTERFIELDER OF HIS
    DAY. LIFETIME MAJOR LEAGUE BATTING
    AVERAGE OF .344. MANAGER IN 1920
    WHEN CLEVELAND WON ITS FIRST
    PENNANT AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

"Despite spending most of his career in Ty Cobb's considerable shadow, Tris Speaker's .345 lifetime batting average and revolutionary defensive play made him one of Cobb's few rivals as the greatest player of the 1910s." - National Baseball Hall of Fame

Tris Speaker is a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame

Tris Speaker at Jacobs Field Heritage Park

Heritage Park at Jacobs Field


 

 

 

This site is solely for the purpose of providing information & entertainment and is not affiliated with
the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians, Fenway Park, Major League Baseball or the estate of Tris Speaker..