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Tris Speaker Tris Speaker

Centerfielder, played in 2789 games for Boston, 1907-1915, Cleveland, 1916-26, Washington, 1927, Philadelphia, 1928.

Tris Speaker, lifetime batting average - .344. Tris scored 1881 runs and had 1559 career RBI's. stole 433 career bases and had 224 lifetime triples. As great a hitter that Tris was, he is noted for his outstanding defense. Speaker played a very shallow center field to catch balls that would be singles and could run back deep to catch long fly balls. Probably the greatest fielding center field of all time. Played C.F. in 2700 games and caught 6771 fly outs. Speaker had 448 assists for an average of 25.6 per/year. This Hall of Famer has to rank as one of the greatest player of all time. Tris was remarkably injury free over his long baseball career. Tip your hat to this fans' favorite; who personally brought fans cheering his every catch and his ability to hit over .375 - 4 times in a year. archives All Rights Reserved Tris Speaker

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