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.