Quotes from Tris



"I feel better in the outfield, in center field, with room to swing my elbows, I think maybe the feeling was born down in me down in Texas. I got used to the idea of space all around me. I was raised to it". - Tris Speaker

"You can write Speaker down as on of the two models of ball playing grace. The other was Napoleon Lajoie. Neither over wasted a motion or gave you any sign of extra effort. They made hard plays look easy." - Grantland Rice

"When I was a rookie, Cy Young used to hit me flies to sharpen my abilities to judge in advance the direction and distance of an outfield-hit ball." - Tris Speaker

"The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one."

"If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others."

"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball."

"It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting."


Some quotes from “Tris Speaker - The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend by Timoth M Gay


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