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Tris Speaker

Tris Speaker

1907 - 1928

2789 games, 117 home runs, .345 batting average

Nicknamed "The Gray Eagle" (for his prematurely graying hair) and "Spoke," Speaker is considered by many as the greatest defensive centerfielder to play the game. He came up with the Boston Red Sox and soon became the centerpiece of one of the finest outfield trios of all time (along with Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis. His best year came in 1912 when he led the American League in doubles with 53, and home runs with 10. He set a career high with 222 hits, 136 runs, 580 at-bats, and 52 steals. While batting.383, his .567 slugging percentage was the highest of his dead ball days. Refusing to accept a pay cut after batting "only" .322, the Red Sox dealt Speaker to the Indians in 1916 where he continued to have a number of fine seasons. One highlight came that first year in Cleveland when he stopped Ty Cobb's remarkable nine consecutive batting titles by hitting .386 to Cobb's .371. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937.


Manager Joe Cronin
First Baseman George Scott
Second Baseman Bobby Doerr
Third Baseman Wade Boggs
Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra
Left Fielder Ted Williams
Center Fielder Fred Lynn
Right Fielder Carl Yastrzemski
Catcher Carlton Fisk
RH Pitcher Roger Clemens
LH Pitcher Babe Ruth
Closer Dick Radatz
Designated Hitter Jim Rice

Josh Beckett, Ellis Burks, Orlando Cabrera, Matt Clement, Jimmy Collins, Tony Conigliero, Johnny Damon, Dom Dimaggio, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dwight Evans, Keith Foulke, Larry Gardner, Rich Gedman, Billy Goodman, Lefty Grove, Shea Hillenbrand, Harry Hooper, Jackie Jensen, Byung-Hyun Kim, Ellis Kinder, Bill Lee, Jim Lonborg, Derek Lowe, Pedro Martinez, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Carl Mays, Doug Mientkiewicz, Kevin Millar, Bill Mueller, Trot Nixon, David Ortiz, Jon Papelbon, Mel Parnell, Dustin Pedroia, Johnny Pesky, Rico Petrocelli, Jeff Reardon, Dave Roberts, Pete Runnels, Wally Schang, Curt Schilling, Reggie Smith, Tris Speaker, Bob Stanley, Luis Tiant, Mo Vaughn, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, Todd Walker, Smokey Joe Wood, Cy Young


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