Tris Speaker

Tris Speaker

About Tris Speaker

Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 December 8, 1958), nicknamed 'Spoke' and 'The Grey Eagle', was an American baseball player. Considered one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in the history of Major League Baseball, he compiled a career batting average of .345 (sixth all-time), and still holds the record of 792 career doubles. Defensively, his career records for assists, double plays, and unassisted double plays by an outfielder still stand. His fielding glove was known as the place 'where triples go to die.'

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