A Texas native, this legendary major league baseball player was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. He was considered to be one of the best center fielders in the game of baseball at the young age of 22! Tris began his long career with the Boston Red Sox in 1912 but was traded in 1916 to what would become his primary career team, the Cleveland Indians. During his 1919 season with the Indians, Tris assumed a player/manager position which he held for the rest of his career. Only Willie Mays, with 7,022 bested Tris' 6,783 career putouts. One of the truly all time greats ,Tris Speaker passed away on December 8, 1958.
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