9. Tris Speaker
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, TX USA
  • Weight: 193 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 12, 1907
  • Final Game: August 30, 1928
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Most Valuable Player - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
 
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The Hall of Fame career of Tris Speaker began in Boston, where he debuted in 1907.  Entrenched as their starting Centerfielder in 1909, Speaker developed into one of the most outstanding players in his role.  He batted .309, and from then on as a member of the Red Sox, and he would continue to reach that mark, hitting as high as .383 in 1912.  In 1910, Speaker would produce an On Base Percentage of .404, and he would never have a season after that with an OBP under .400 with Boston.  He won the OBP Title in 1912 with a stat of .464, and would also lead the American League in Doubles (53), Home Runs (10), and would be named the MVP.  Speaker would lead Boston to a World Series Championship in both 1912 and 1915.

He would be traded to the Cleveland Indians in a transaction before the 1916 season that they likely regretted, and if they didn't, the fans in Boston felt that way.  With the Red Sox, Speaker had 1,327 Hits, with a Slash Line of .337/.414/.482.  Speaker would go on to have another 1,965 Hits with the Tribe and is still the all-time leader in Doubles with 792.

Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1907 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cleveland Indians for Sad Sam Jones, Fred Thomas and $50,000 4/9/16.
  • Games Played: 1065
  • Notable Statistics: 704 Runs, 1,327 Hits, 241 Doubles, 106 Triples, 39 Home Runs, 542 Runs Batted In, 267 Stolen Bases, .337/.414/.482 Slash Line, 55.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1912 & 1915)

    MVP (1912)

    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1912 & 1914)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1912)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1912)

    Most Hits (1914)

    Most Total Bases (1914)

    Most Doubles (1912 & 1914)

    Most Home Runs (1912)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1912)

    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1909, 1910, 1913, 1914 & 1915)

    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1909, 1912, 1913 & 1914)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1909, 1912, 1914 & 1915)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1909, 1910, 1912, 1913 & 1914)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1909, 1912 & 1915)
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