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Tris Speaker

Baseball Player Tris Speaker

Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Why Famous: Hit more doubles than Pete Rose.

Born: April 4, 1888
Birthplace: Hubbard, Texas, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries

Died: December 8, 1958 (aged 70)

Historical Events

  • 1912-10-15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
  • 1918-04-18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
  • 1918-04-29 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
  • 1918-08-28 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly
  • 1920-07-10 Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary
  • 1925-05-17 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit
  • 1925-07-17 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1925-10-04 Harry Heilmann gets 6 hits in Detroit's doubleheader sweep over St Louis Browns, 10-4 and 11-6, to edge teammate Tris Speaker for AL batting crown, .393 to .389; Ty Cobb bats over .300 for the 20th time
  • 1926-08-11 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
  • 1926-11-29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • 1937-01-19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1962-09-02 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; overtakes Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list

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