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Tris Speaker

  • Original Name Tristram Edgar
  • Birth 4 Apr 1888 Hubbard, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1958 Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Hubbard, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Block 2
  • Memorial ID 965

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 965
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tris Speaker (4 Apr 1888–8 Dec 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 965, citing Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Hill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .