|Born: April 4, 1888|
|Died: December 8, 1958 (aged 70)|
Lake Whitney, Texas
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|September 14, 1907|
for the Boston Red Sox
|August 30, 1928|
for the Philadelphia Athletics
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Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 - December 8, 1958), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the second year of voting, 1937. The 1937 process of selecting inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame was markedly different from the initial elections the previous year
Tris Speaker was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas, to Archie and Nancy Poer Speaker. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Hubbard is a city in Hill County, Texas, United States. It was named for Texas Governor Richard B As a youth he suffered a broken right arm in a fall from a horse, and was forced to throw with his left hand. Eventually he became so comfortable with his left hand that he continued to throw southpaw after his right arm healed. In 1905 Speaker played his only year of college baseball, for Fort Worth Polytechnic Institute. Baseball World Series - New York Giants (NL defeat Philadelphia Athletics (AL 4 games to 1 in the last "first" Texas Wesleyan University is a private College located in the southeast part of Fort Worth, Texas. His left arm was subsequently injured in a football accident, to the extent that surgeons advised amputation. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or Surgery. Tris refused, and recovered to become one of baseball's great hitters and outfielders, as well as manager of a World Championship team, and the seventh member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The indomitable will of young Speaker attracted a discerning baseball man, Doak Roberts, then owner of the Cleburne Railroaders of the Texas League in 1906. The Cleburne Railroaders was a Minor league baseball team located in Cleburne Texas. The Texas League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. Baseball World Series - "Hitless Wonders" Chicago White Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 Speaker ended up batting . 318 for the Railroaders. He wanted to be a professional ballplayer, but his mother opposed his being “sold into slavery. ” She said she would never give her consent to her son’s going to Boston (named the Red Sox in 1907), even after he had had success in Houston. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 0 with one tie Minor leagues Roberts had faith that young Speaker would make the grade, and he sold the youngster to the Sox for $800 – the Red Sox scout beating the St. Louis Browns by a mere half-hour. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaker played in 7 games for the Red Sox in 1907 getting 3 hits in 19 at bats for a . Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 0 with one tie Minor leagues 158 average. The following year, the Red Sox traded Speaker to the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern League in exchange for use of their facilities for spring training in 1908. For other uses see Arkansas Traveler. The Arkansas Travelers, also known informally as The Travs, are a Minor League Baseball Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1 September 23 - The Merkle incident Speaker ended up batting . 350 for the Travelers and his contract was repurchased by the Red Sox. Speaker ended up making it into 31 games and got 26 hits in 116 at bats for a . 224 average.
Speaker finally won the regular starting center fielders job in 1909 from the light hitting Denny Sullivan who ended up getting sold to the Cleveland Naps. Baseball World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 Boxing June 19 Dennis William Sullivan ( September 28, 1882 - June 2, 1956) was a Center fielder in Major League Baseball who played The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The gamble paid off for the Red Sox when Speaker hit . 309 in 143 games and the team finished third in the pennant race.
In 1910 the Red Sox signed Duffy Lewis (LF). Baseball World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 Boxing George Edward "Duffy" Lewis ( April 18, 1888 - June 17, 1979) born in San Francisco California, was a Left fielder A left fielder (LF is an Outfielder in the sport of Baseball who plays defense in left field. Along with Speaker and Harry Hooper (RF) they would form Boston’s “Million-Dollar Outfield”, one of the finest outfield trios in baseball history. Harry Bartholomew Hooper ( August 24, 1887 &ndash December 18, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player in the early 20th century Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key The outfield was broken up when Speaker was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1916. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Baseball The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with Organized Baseball that leaves out one club the Baltimore Terrapins
The Boston Red Sox finished second to Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s, with the formidable pitching trio of Jack Coombs, Chief Bender and Eddie Plank, the following two years. Cornelius Alexander Mack ( December 22, 1862  – February 8, 1956) born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. John Wesley "Jack" Coombs ( November 18, 1882 – April 15, 1957) nicknamed Colby Jack after his alma mater, was a Charles Albert "Chief" Bender ( May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was a Pitcher in Major League Baseball during Edward Stewart Plank ( August 31 1875 - February 24 1926) nicknamed "Gettysburg Eddie" was a Major League Baseball
Speaker’s best season came in 1912. Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with one tie April 20: The The Red Sox opened the newly built Fenway Park on April 20, 1912. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with one tie April 20: The Speaker played in every one of the Red Sox' 153 games, leading 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. He was at the top of his game. He batted . 383, a mark he would surpass three times in his career, but his . 567 slugging percentage was the highest of his dead ball days. Speaker set a major league record when he had three batting streaks of 20 (30, 23, 22) or more games during the season. In center field he helped the Red Sox pitching staff by stabbing line drives and throwing out greedy base runners. The Red Sox won the pennant by finishing 14 games ahead of the Washington Senators and 15 games ahead of the Philadelphia A’s. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Speaker’s Red Sox faced off against John McGraw’s New York Giants in the 1912 World Series. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie The series was tied 3-3-1 going into game 8 on October 16, 1912. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with one tie April 20: The The game was tied going into the tenth inning. In the top of the tenth, Fred Merkle shook off some of the shame still on his shoulders from his supposed bonehead play in 1908. Frederick Charles Merkle ( December 20, 1888 – March 2, 1956) was an American First baseman in Major League Baseball Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1 September 23 - The Merkle incident With Red Murray on second, he cracked a single to center. John Joseph "Red" Murray ( March 4, 1884 - December 4, 1958) was a professional baseball player Speaker juggled the ball, allowing Murray to score. After the Giants were out, future Hall of Famer, Christy Mathewson strode to the mound to try and win the Giants' second World Series. Christopher "Christy" Mathewson ( August 12 1880 &ndash October 7 1925) nicknamed "Big Six" "The Christian Gentleman" Pinch hitter Clyde Engle led off the inning. Arthur Clyde Engle ( March 19, 1884 - December 26, 1939) was an utility who played in Major League Baseball between He hit a routine fly ball out towards center field. Fred Snodgrass, a native of Ventura, California and the Giants dependable center fielder of the last five years, trotted to the spot where he figured to catch the ball for the first out. Frederick Carlisle Snodgrass ( October 19 1887 - April 5 1974) was an American Center fielder in Major League Incorporated in 1866 the city of San Buenaventura (usually referred to as Ventura) is the County seat of Ventura But he didn't.
And now the ball settles. It is full and fair in the pouch of the padded glove of Snodgrass. But he is too eager to toss it to Murray and it dribbles to the ground. - NY Times, October 17th, 1912. Baseball World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with one tie April 20: The
Perhaps as the NY Times article suggests, Snodgrass hurried the play. He later said, "I dropped the darn thing. " With Engle on second - the recipient of one of the largest gifts New York has given to Boston - up came Harry Hooper. Harry Bartholomew Hooper ( August 24, 1887 &ndash December 18, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player in the early 20th century Mathewson was tiring and whatever pitch he came in with, Hooper ripped it out towards center field. The ball appeared to be headed over Snodgrass' head. If not caught, it would probably be a triple. But Snodgrass chased the ball down for the first out. Engle advanced to third.
Out of steam, Mathewson walked second baseman Steve Yerkes. Stephen Douglas (Steve Yerkes ( May 15, 1888 - January 31, 1971) was a Second baseman in Major League Baseball. The modern day fan would surely criticize McGraw for leaving his ace in, but that was the way things were back then in the dead ball era. You went with a guy like Mathewson. Speaker was up next. If ever there was a batter who deserved to be called dangerous, it was Speaker. Perhaps sensing Mathewson's weakening arm, he went after the first pitch. He popped it up though, a catchable ball between first and home in foul territory and close to the Red Sox dugout.
What happened next, or explaining why who did what, is difficult to completely ascertain. Some writers point the finger at Merkle, the Giants’ first baseman, who they believe should have made the play. Noel Hynd, author of The Giants of the Polo Grounds blames Mathewson for calling out to his catcher to make the play. In Merkle's defense, Giants’ catcher Chief Meyers said, "the Boston bench called for Matty to take it, and called for me to take it, and I think that confused Fred. John Tortes "Chief" Meyers ( July 29 1880 - July 25 1971) was a Catcher in Major League Baseball for the He was afraid of a collision. "
Harry Hooper, who was sitting on the Red Sox bench, said "Meyers didn't have a chance, but Matty kept calling for him to take it. If he'd called for Merkle, it would have been an easy out. Or Matty could have taken it himself. But he kept calling for Chief to take it, and poor Chief. . . lumbered down that line. . . and just missed it. " In Mathewson's defense, Merkle, according to writer Hugh Fullerton who witnessed the play, "quit cold. Hugh Fullerton III (1873 - 1945 was an influential American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century "
Regardless of whose fault it was, the Giants had given the Red Sox another out. Speaker knew it and taunted Mathewson. "Well, that's gonna cost you the ball game!" Speaker then backed up his claim by hitting the next pitch to center field. Engle scored the tying run and Yerkes went to third.
McGraw, knowing Mathewson was as capable as any pitcher of ushering up enough courage to get two more outs, stayed with his starter. Larry Gardner then hit a long fly ball to right field. William Lawrence "Larry" Gardner ( May 13 1886 - March 11 1976) was a Third baseman in Major League Baseball Giants right fielder Josh Devore caught it, but his long throw home could not catch Yerkes. The Red Sox claimed their second World Series. Speaker led his team with a . 300 batting average, nine hits and four runs scored.
The New York press, needing to explain what happened in one headline, wrote: Snodgrass $30,000 muff costs Giants victory. Giants owner John T. Brush, needing to get away, hopped on a train for California. John Tomlinson Brush ( June 15 1845 - November 26 1912) was an American sports executive who was the owner of the New York Giants California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. In ill-health, he never made it. After a stop in St. Louis, the Giants third owner died.
Speaker batted . 338 in 1914 and . Baseball World Series - Boston Braves defeat Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0 322 in 1915. Baseball 1915 World Series - Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 Football The Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, led by 18 game winner and team home run leader with 4, Babe Ruth, in his first full season. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of
After the World Series victory, Speaker had a falling out with Red Sox president Joe Lannin, who wanted Speaker to take a pay cut from about $15,000 to about $9,000 since his average had fallen to a mere . 322. Speaker refused and would not sign such a contract. On April 12, 1916 Lannin dealt Speaker to the Cleveland Indians for Sam Jones, Fred Thomas and $50,000. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Baseball The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with Organized Baseball that leaves out one club the Baltimore Terrapins The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. This article is about Sam Jones (1892-1966 The baseball player Sam Jones (1925-1971 Frederick Harvey "Tommy" Thomas ( December 19, 1892 - January 15, 1986 was a reserve Infielder in Major League Baseball
The angry Speaker held out for $10,000 of that cash that Boston had received and eventually, with the aid of AL President Ban Johnson, got it. Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson ( January 5, 1864 &ndash March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Professional baseball Speaker’s contract with Cleveland for $40,000 was the highest in baseball at the time. For many years, this trade was considered the worst in Red Sox history, even after Babe Ruth blossomed into a star with the Yankees. George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of It is still considered one of the most one-sided deals in baseball history.
Speaker averaged over . 350 for ten of his 11 years in Cleveland. In 1916 Speaker finally ended Ty Cobb's amazing run of nine consecutive AL batting titles by batting . Baseball The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with Organized Baseball that leaves out one club the Baltimore Terrapins Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18 1886 – July 17 1961 nicknamed " The Georgia Peach," was a baseball player and is regarded by historians 386 to Cobb’s . 371. Speaker's return to Boston, May 9, 1916, was an unofficial tribute by the fans, over 15,000 showed up and roared with approval every time he came near the ball. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Baseball The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with Organized Baseball that leaves out one club the Baltimore Terrapins Reacting without thinking at the end of one inning Speaker started towards the Boston dugout. The crowd went wild. His return was only spoiled by the Indians' loss of 5-1.
On September 1, 1917 in a game against the Tigers in Cleveland, Speaker was hit with the ball as he tried to steal home in the bottom of the first inning. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Baseball World Series - Chicago White Sox defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 Football ( Batter Joe Evans swung away and lined the ball into Speaker's face. Joseph Patton Evans ( May 15, 1895 in Meridian Mississippi - August 9, 1951 in Gulfport Mississippi) was a professional Detroit manager Hughie Jennings, as a courtesy, allowed Speaker to sit out the second inning while his face was sewn up. Hugh Ambrose Jennings ( April 2, 1869 &ndash February 1, 1928) was a Major League Baseball player and manager from 1891-1925 Elmer Smith played center field until Tris returned in the third. Elmer John Smith ( September 21, 1892 - August 3, 1984) born in Sandusky Ohio was an Outfielder for the Cleveland
As a center fielder, Speaker played so shallowly for most hitters that he was like a fifth infielder, swift of foot, chasing down potential singles. Twice in 1914, on April 21 and August 8, he executed an unassisted double play at second base, snaring low line drives on the run and then beating base runners to the bag. Baseball World Series - Boston Braves defeat Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0 He repeated this feat in 1918 with the Indians, on April 18 and April 29, and turned six of them during his career. At least once in his career he was credited as the pivot man in a routine double play. Bill Carrigan, a longtime teammate of Speaker's on the Red Sox, often would send a pickoff throw from his catcher's position to Speaker who had sneaked in on second base. William Francis Carrigan ( October 22, 1883 - July 8, 1969) nicknamed "Rough" was a Major League Baseball In addition, as Indians' manager he insisted the team practice a play where he would come in from center field to cover second on bunt plays, thus freeing up his shortstop to cover third, and his third baseman to charge the bunts.
For all intents and purposes, Speaker was assistant manager (and according to some sources, player-manager) of the Indians from the day he arrived; manager Lee Fohl rarely made an important move without consulting Speaker. Player-manager is a sports term used to described a manager of a team who is also registered to play for the team Leo Alexander Fohl ( November 28 1876 – October 30 1965) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for In Eugene Murdock's Baseball Players and Their Times (ISBN 0-88736-235-4), George Uhle discusses an incident that occurred in his rookie year with the Indians, in 1919:
"according to (Cleveland writer) Franklin Lewis, manager Lee Fohl had come to rely heavily on. George Ernest Uhle ( September 18, 1898 – February 26, 1985) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher. Baseball World Series - Cincinnati Reds defeat Chicago White Sox, 5 games to 3 Franklin D Lewis is an Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. . . Speaker for counsel on changing pitchers during a game. If Speaker thought a change would be made he would signal to Fohl in the dugout and also indicate who the replacement would be. In one game in mid-season when things were not going so well, Speaker signaled for a certain pitcher to be brought in from the bullpen. But Fohl misread Speaker's signal and brought in Fritz Coumbe instead of the man Speaker had intended. Frederick Nicholas Coumbe ( December 13, 1889 - March 21, 1978) was a Pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from At first Speaker tried to correct the mistake, but then realized it would look like he was reversing the manager, so he let it pass. It so happened that Coumbe lost the game and that night Fohl resigned as manager and Speaker was named to replace him. Speaker felt badly about the incident because he felt he was the cause of Fohl's departure. "
54 years later, Uhle remembered the incident, but couldn't say for sure if Speaker was making the changes because he was still quite new to the team at the time. However, he said it reminded him of another Coumbe story:
"I was sitting on the bench with Guy Morton one day when we were playing the Yankees. Guy Morton Sr ( June 1, 1893 – October 18, 1934) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Cleveland The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Coumbe was near by. Babe Ruth came up and got a hit. George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of 'I know how to pitch to that big monkey,' Coumbe remarked. Well he was sent to the bullpen to warm up and later got into the game. 'Now we'll see,' said Morton, 'whether he can pitch to Ruth or not. ' Well, Babe knocked the first pitch out of the park. Guy and I both got a big kick out of that and within a day or two, Coumbe was gone just like Fohl. "
As it turns out, these two events happened in the same game. The Indians played the Red Sox on July 18, 1919. Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, Baseball World Series - Cincinnati Reds defeat Chicago White Sox, 5 games to 3 After Cleveland scored four times in the bottom of the 8th to take a 7-3 lead, Boston countered with a run and Coumbe came in to face Ruth with the bases loaded. The Babe unloaded them with his second homer of the game and the Sox won 8-7. The Sporting News reported that Coumbe cried like a baby and Fohl resigned after the game citing growing criticism from the fans. Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports Speaker was named as his successor. As the Indians had a history of managers quitting mid-season, TSN correspondent Henry P. Edwards stated that, although the resignation was unexpected, the only real surprise would have been if Speaker had not been named player-manager.
In 1920, Speaker guided the Indians to their first ever World Series Championship despite the death of Ray Chapman on August 17 after being hit in the head by a pitch from Carl Mays. In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, then known interchangeably as the Robins in reference to their manager Wilbert Raymond Johnson Chapman ( January 15, 1891 &ndash August 17, 1920) was an American Baseball player spending his entire Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Carl William Mays ( November 12 1891 &ndash April 4 1971) was one of the better right-handed Pitchers in Major League Baseball In what many call the catch that won the pennant for the 1920 Indians, Speaker, his team playing a season-ending game with the Chicago White Sox, caught a screaming line drive hit to deep right-center field by Shoeless Joe Jackson. Baseball (Major League World Series - Cleveland Indians defeat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5 games to 2 January 3 The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. Joseph Jefferson Jackson ( July 16, 1888 &ndash December 5, 1951) nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American On the dead run, Speaker leaped with both feet off the ground and snared the ball before crashing into a concrete wall. Laying unconscious from the impact, he still had a viselike grip on the ball.
Speaker singled off Senator pitcher Tom Zachary on May 17, 1925, to become the fifth member of the 3000 hit club and the second man to reach the historic mark while wearing a Cleveland uniform (Napoleon Lajoie was the first). Jonathan Thompson Walton Zachary ( May 7 1896 Graham North Carolina - January 24 1969 Burlington North Carolina) was a Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Baseball (Major League Pittsburgh Pirates def Washington Senators in the World Series Baseball (Negro In Major League Baseball, the 3000 Hit Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have made 3000 or more career base hits. Napoléon "Nap" Lajoie or often la-ZHWAY per the Canadian French pronunciation or as he himself usually pronounced it LAJ-a-wayLee Allen in ''The American League Two years later, Tom Zachary's name would once again enter the annals of baseball, this time as the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth's 60th home run of 1927. George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of Baseball (Major League Babe Ruth hit 60 Home runs setting a major league record
He managed for 1137 games finishing 617-520 before “retiring” as a manager, but not as a player. This “retirement” was forced by AL President Ban Johnson after a scandal involving gambling broke in 1926 in which Dutch Leonard claimed that Speaker and Ty Cobb fixed at least one Cleveland-Detroit game. Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson ( January 5, 1864 &ndash March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Professional baseball Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 - Frank Lockhart Baseball (Negro League Rube Foster, founder Hubert Benjamin "Dutch" Leonard, ( April 16, 1892 - July 11, 1952) was an American left-handed Pitcher in Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18 1886 – July 17 1961 nicknamed " The Georgia Peach," was a baseball player and is regarded by historians Both Speaker and Cobb were forced to “resign” as managers.
It seemed that Leonard was bitter about being let go from organized baseball in what he felt was a conspiracy by Speaker and Cobb. He used the game-fixing charges as a way to retaliate against the two men so that they would know what it would be like to be run out of the league. His plan failed as he was unable to convince either Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis or the public that the two had done anything for which they deserved to be kicked out of baseball. Kenesaw Mountain Landis ( November 20 1866 &ndash November 25 1944) was an American Jurist who served as a federal
When Leonard refused to appear at the January 5, 1927 hearings to discuss his accusations, Landis cleared both Speaker and Cobb of any wrongdoing and reinstated to their original teams, but each team let them know that they were free agents and could sign with whomever they wished. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Baseball (Major League Babe Ruth hit 60 Home runs setting a major league record Speaker signed with the Washington Senators for 1927, Cobb with the Philadelphia Athletics. Baseball (Major League Babe Ruth hit 60 Home runs setting a major league record The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. Speaker then joined Cobb in Philadelphia for the 1928 season where he came to the plate only 191 times and finished with a . Baseball (Negro League In late May the Eastern Colored League disintegrates leaving the league's clubs to play independently for the rest of the season 267 average.
In 1929 Speaker replaced Walter Johnson as the manager of the Newark Bears of the International League, a post he held for two years. Football ( American) January 1 - Rose Bowl - Georgia Tech 8 California 7 The highlight (or lowilght Walter Perry Johnson ( November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946) nicknamed "The Big Train" was an American right-handed The Newark Bears are a professional baseball team based in Newark New Jersey, in the United States The International League ( IL) is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States. He became a part owner of the American Association. This article refers to the former minor league that existed from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997 The announcement of Speaker’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame was made in January, 1937. Auto racing Grand Prix racing - Main article 1937 Grand Prix season. At the time he was in the wholesale liquor business in Cleveland and was chairman of the city’s Boxing Commission. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state
Speaker helped found the Cleveland Society for Crippled Children and Camp Cheerful. From 1947 to his death, Speaker was an adviser, coach, and scout for the Indians. In an article in the July 1952 issue of SPORT magazine, Speaker recounted how he was hired as a coaching consultant by Bill Veeck to be a tutor to Larry Doby, who the Indians had signed in 1947. SPORT magazine was the original major general interest American sports magazine Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby ( December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional Baseball player A SPORT photographthat accompanied the article shows Speaker mentoring five members of the Indians -- Luke Easter, Jim Hegan, Ray Boone, Al Rosen and Doby. Speaker married Mary Frances Cudahy in 1925.
Speaker is mentioned in the poem "Lineup for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash:
|Lineup for Yesterday|
|S is for Speaker,|
Swift center-field tender,
When the ball saw him coming,
It yelled, "I surrender. Frederic Ogden Nash ( August 19, 1902 &ndash May 19, 1971) was an American Poet best known for writing pithy and funny "
|— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine (January 1949)|
Tris Speaker died of heart attack in Lake Whitney, Texas, at the age of 70. Frederic Ogden Nash ( August 19, 1902 &ndash May 19, 1971) was an American Poet best known for writing pithy and funny SPORT magazine was the original major general interest American sports magazine Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply Hill County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2000 the population was 32321 He is buried in Section 1, Block 2 of the Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Hill County, Texas. Hill County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2000 the population was 32321
In 2008, Speaker's name was brought up by Marvin Miller, who served as the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1982, as a player who should be removed from the Hall of Fame because of alleged membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Miller said in an interview with Baseball Prospectus, "Some of the early people inducted in the Hall were members of the Ku Klux Klan: Tris Speaker, Cap Anson, and some people suspect Ty Cobb as well. I think that by and large, the players, and certainly the ones I knew, are good people. But the Hall is full of villains. " Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved on 2008-05-29. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the </ref> }}
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