Speaker set to prove immediately that he was right, and Boston was wrong. Speaker won the Batting Title in 1916 (.386) and would sweep the rest of the Slash Line (.470 OBP, .503 SLG) as well as lead the American League in Hits (211) and Doubles (41). As an Indian, Speaker led the AL four times in Doubles, had two more league leads in On Base Percentage, and won the RBI Title with 130 in 1923. Speaker never had a season where he batted less than .296 as an Indian, and that was the only year he dipped below .300.
Already a leader on the field, Speaker became Cleveland's Player/Manager in 1919, and the year after, he led the Indians to a World Series win. Still a good player in 1926, he resigned at the end of the year, and was released as a player. He played two more years, one with Washington and one with Philadelphia (AL).
Speaker is the all-time leader in Doubles (792), with 486 coming as an Indian. He would accumulate 1,965 Hits with a Slash Line of .354/.444/.520 with Cleveland. Speaker was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1937 and the first Indians Hall of Fame Class in 1951.