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Tris Speaker
Original name: Tristram Edgar Speaker
Birth: Apr. 4, 1888
Hubbard
Hill County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1958
Whitney
Hill County
Texas, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Hubbard, Texas, he was an outfielder nicknamed ‘The Grey Eagle' making his debut for the Boston Red Sox on September 12, 1907. For twenty-two seasons, he played with the Boston Red Sox (1907-15, as a player manager for the Cleveland Indians (1919-26), Washington Senators in 1927 and Philadelphia athletics in 1928. He played on three World Series Championship teams, batted over .380 five times, held the record for the most doubles with 792 and outfield assists with 449. He ended his career with a record of 3514 hits, 1882 runs scored, 117 homeruns, 1529 runs batted in and a .345 batting average. In 1937, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He died in Lake Whitney, Texas, at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Oscar Speaker (1852 - 1898)
  Nancy Jane Poer Speaker (1845 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Frances Cudahy Speaker (1889 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elsie Speaker Kyle (1877 - 1937)*
  Pearl Jimmy Speaker Scott (1882 - 1970)*
  Murray Loyd Speaker (1884 - 1921)*
  Tris Speaker (1888 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Hubbard
Hill County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1, Block 2
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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"If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others." Tris Speaker
- Holly Burke
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016

- Shelly Lockhart
 Added: Apr. 4, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 4, 2016
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