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Tris Speaker

Tristram E. Speaker (The Grey Eagle)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, TX
High School: Hubbard HS (Hubbard, TX)
School: Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1907 (Age 19.161, 2,962nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Senators/Athletics/Americans 1907-1928

Last Game: August 30, 1928 (Age 40.148)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1937 (165/201 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Tris Speaker Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, TX
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, TX
Relatives: Uncle of Tex Jeanes
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1907 BOS AL 19 OF 4 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 1.50 .958 1.85 0-0-4
1908 BOS AL 20 OF 31 67 58 9 0 3 1.000 2.16 .954 1.84 1-30-0
1909 BOS AL 21 OF 142 364 319 35 10 12 .973 2.49 .951 1.85 0-142-0
1910 BOS AL 22 OF 140 373 337 20 16 7 .957 2.55 .954 1.83 0-140-0
1911 BOS AL 23 OF 138 338 297 26 15 5 .956 2.34 .950 1.99 0-138-0 MVP-6
1912 BOS AL 24 OF 153 425 372 35 18 9 .958 2.66 .951 2.04 0-153-0 MVP-1
1913 BOS AL 25 OF 139 429 374 30 25 7 .942 2.91 .953 2.01 0-139-0 MVP-4
1914 BOS AL 26 CF 157 157 144 469 424 30 15 12 .968 2.89 .955 2.35 MVP-12
1914 BOS AL 26 OF 156 157 144 467 423 29 15 12 .968 2.90 .956 2.00 MVP-12
1914 BOS AL 26 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 2.00 .985 10.60 MVP-12
1914 BOS AL 26 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.00 .940 2.70 2.90 MVP-12
1915 BOS AL 27 CF 150 149 142 409 378 21 10 8 .976 2.66 .954 2.45
1915 BOS AL 27 OF 150 150 142 409 378 21 10 8 .976 2.66 .958 2.05
1915 BOS AL 27 RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.60
1916 CLE AL 28 CF 151 151 144 394 359 25 10 10 .975 2.54 .969 2.45
1916 CLE AL 28 OF 151 151 144 394 359 25 10 10 .975 2.54 .963 2.12
1917 CLE AL 29 CF 142 142 137 396 365 23 8 6 .980 2.73 .972 2.61
1917 CLE AL 29 OF 142 142 137 396 365 23 8 5 .980 2.73 .967 2.22
1918 CLE AL 30 CF 128 127 123 381 355 15 11 6 .971 2.89 .967 2.63
1918 CLE AL 30 OF 127 127 123 377 352 15 10 6 .973 2.89 .962 2.26
1919 CLE AL 31 CF 134 134 127 407 375 25 7 9 .983 2.99 .961 2.64
1919 CLE AL 31 OF 134 134 127 407 375 25 7 9 .983 2.99 .958 2.26
1920 CLE AL 32 CF 148 146 140 396 363 23 10 8 .975 2.61 .966 2.55
1920 CLE AL 32 OF 148 146 140 396 363 24 9 8 .977 2.61 .962 2.25
1921 CLE AL 33 CF 128 128 114 367 346 15 6 2 .984 2.82 .962 2.67
1921 CLE AL 33 OF 128 128 114 366 345 15 6 2 .984 2.81 .960 2.33
1922 CLE AL 34 CF 109 109 99 303 285 13 5 7 .983 2.73 .968 2.70
1922 CLE AL 34 OF 109 109 99 299 281 13 5 7 .983 2.70 .964 2.31
1923 CLE AL 35 CF 150 150 142 408 369 26 13 7 .968 2.63 .968 2.69
1923 CLE AL 35 OF 150 150 142 408 369 26 13 7 .968 2.63 .965 2.38
1924 CLE AL 36 OF 128 126 119 356 323 20 13 3 .963 2.68 .970 2.39
1924 CLE AL 36 CF 127 126 119 357 323 20 14 3 .961 2.70 .975 2.80
1925 CLE AL 37 CF 109 109 105 338 311 16 11 9 .967 3.00 .971 2.89
1925 CLE AL 37 OF 109 109 105 338 311 16 11 9 .967 3.00 .965 2.43
1926 CLE AL 38 CF 149 148 144 422 394 20 8 7 .981 2.78 .969 2.72
1926 CLE AL 38 OF 149 148 144 422 394 20 8 7 .981 2.78 .966 2.34
1927 WSH AL 39 OF 120 119 106 300 278 12 10 5 .967 2.42 .964 2.35
1927 WSH AL 39 CF 119 119 106 301 278 12 11 4 .963 2.44 .966 2.71
1927 WSH AL 39 1B 17 15 14 159 145 12 2 18 .987 9.24 .988 10.71
1927 WSH AL 39 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1928 PHA AL 40 OF 50 43 41 122 111 8 3 1 .975 2.38 .973 2.36
1928 PHA AL 40 CF 48 43 41 121 110 8 3 1 .975 2.46 .972 2.79
1928 PHA AL 40 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
22 Seasons OF 2698 1939 1827 7459 6788 449 222 143 .970 2.68 .960 2.17 2-2691-6
15 Seasons (incomplete) CF 1949 1938 1827 5469 5035 292 142 99 .974 2.73 .966 2.63
2 Seasons 1B 18 15 14 161 147 12 2 19 .988 8.83 .988 10.71
2 Seasons (incomplete) RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
1 Season (incomplete) LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.00 .940 2.70 2.90
22 Seasons TOT 2717 1954 1841 1.0 7621 6935 462 224 163 .971 9.00 2.72 .961 2.70 2.23 2-2691-6
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1907 BOS AL 19 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1908 BOS AL 20 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 30 0 31 0
1909 BOS AL 21 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 0
1910 BOS AL 22 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 140 0
1911 BOS AL 23 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 138 0
1912 BOS AL 24 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 0
1913 BOS AL 25 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 0
1914 BOS AL 26 158 158 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 156 0 156 0
1915 BOS AL 27 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 1 150 0
1916 CLE AL 28 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 151 0 0 0
1917 CLE AL 29 142 142 142 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 0 0 0
1918 CLE AL 30 128 127 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0 0 0
1919 CLE AL 31 134 134 134 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 0 134 0 0 0
1920 CLE AL 32 150 146 150 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 148 0 2 0
1921 CLE AL 33 132 128 132 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0 4 0
1922 CLE AL 34 131 109 131 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 0 109 0 22 0
1923 CLE AL 35 150 150 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 150 0 0 0
1924 CLE AL 36 136 126 136 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 0 127 0 8 1
1925 CLE AL 37 117 109 117 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 0 109 0 7 1
1926 CLE AL 38 150 148 150 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 149 0 1 0
1927 WSH AL 39 141 134 141 137 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 119 1 120 0 4 0
1928 PHA AL 40 64 43 64 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 48 0 49 0 15 0
22 Seasons 2791 1647 2791 1661 1 0 18 0 0 0 2 2690 6 2697 0 63 2
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (58.8%)
1937 BBWAA (82.1%)
Selected to HOF in 1937 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (6, 25%)
1912 AL (1, 92%)
1913 AL (4, 41%)
1914 AL (12, 14%)
1 MVP
1.72 Career Shares (125th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  157 (1st)
1915 AL  150 (3rd)
1916 AL  151 (1st)
1917 AL  142 (4th)
1918 AL  128 (1st)
1919 AL  134 (2nd)
1920 AL  148 (2nd)
1921 AL  128 (3rd)
1922 AL  109 (5th)
1923 AL  150 (1st)
1924 AL  127 (5th)
1926 AL  149 (1st)
1927 AL  119 (5th)
Career  1,949 (10th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  424 (1st)
1915 AL  378 (1st)
1916 AL  359 (2nd)
1917 AL  365 (2nd)
1918 AL  355 (1st)
1919 AL  375 (1st)
1920 AL  363 (3rd)
1921 AL  346 (3rd)
1922 AL  285 (5th)
1923 AL  369 (3rd)
1924 AL  323 (5th)
1926 AL  394 (2nd)
1927 AL  278 (5th)
Career  5,035 (7th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  30 (1st)
1915 AL  21 (3rd)
1916 AL  25 (2nd)
1917 AL  23 (1st)
1918 AL  15 (3rd)
1919 AL  25 (2nd)
1920 AL  23 (3rd)
1921 AL  15 (4th)
1922 AL  13 (3rd)
1923 AL  26 (1st)
1924 AL  20 (1st)
1925 AL  16 (3rd)
1926 AL  20 (1st)
1927 AL  12 (3rd)
Career  292 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  15 (3rd)
1915 AL  10 (4th)
1916 AL  10 (4th)
1917 AL  8 (3rd)
1918 AL  11 (2nd)
1920 AL  10 (3rd)
1923 AL  13 (2nd)
1924 AL  14 (1st)
1925 AL  11 (4th)
1926 AL  8 (5th)
1927 AL  11 (3rd)
Career  142 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  12 (1st)
1915 AL  8 (1st)
1916 AL  10 (1st)
1917 AL  6 (2nd)
1918 AL  6 (1st)
1919 AL  9 (2nd)
1920 AL  8 (2nd)
1921 AL  2 (2nd)
1922 AL  7 (1st)
1923 AL  7 (1st)
1924 AL  3 (2nd)
1925 AL  9 (1st)
1926 AL  7 (1st)
1927 AL  4 (3rd)
Career  99 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  142 (3rd)
1912 AL  153 (4th)
1914 AL  156 (2nd)
1916 AL  151 (4th)
1918 AL  127 (1st)
1920 AL  148 (5th)
1923 AL  150 (3rd)
1926 AL  149 (4th)
Career  2,698 (6th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  319 (1st)
1910 AL  337 (1st)
1911 AL  297 (4th)
1912 AL  372 (2nd)
1913 AL  374 (1st)
1914 AL  423 (1st)
1915 AL  378 (1st)
1916 AL  359 (2nd)
1917 AL  365 (3rd)
1918 AL  352 (1st)
1919 AL  375 (1st)
1920 AL  363 (4th)
1921 AL  345 (5th)
1923 AL  369 (4th)
1926 AL  394 (2nd)
Career  6,788 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  35 (1st)
1912 AL  35 (1st)
1913 AL  30 (1st)
1914 AL  29 (2nd)
1915 AL  21 (5th)
1916 AL  25 (2nd)
1917 AL  23 (5th)
1919 AL  25 (3rd)
1920 AL  24 (4th)
1923 AL  26 (2nd)
1924 AL  20 (4th)
1926 AL  20 (4th)
Career  449 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1910 AL  16 (4th)
1912 AL  18 (5th)
1913 AL  25 (1st)
1918 AL  10 (5th)
1923 AL  13 (3rd)
1924 AL  13 (4th)
Career  222 (26th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  12 (1st)
1910 AL  7 (4th)
1912 AL  9 (1st)
1913 AL  7 (3rd)
1914 AL  12 (1st)
1915 AL  8 (1st)
1916 AL  10 (1st)
1918 AL  6 (4th)
1919 AL  9 (2nd)
1920 AL  8 (2nd)
1922 AL  7 (2nd)
1923 AL  7 (3rd)
1925 AL  9 (1st)
1926 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  143 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  2.89 (1st)
1915 AL  2.66 (2nd)
1916 AL  2.54 (4th)
1917 AL  2.73 (3rd)
1918 AL  2.89 (1st)
1919 AL  2.99 (1st)
1920 AL  2.61 (4th)
1921 AL  2.82 (2nd)
1922 AL  2.73 (3rd)
1923 AL  2.63 (4th)
1924 AL  2.70 (5th)
1925 AL  3.00 (2nd)
1926 AL  2.78 (3rd)
Career  2.73 (34th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  .968 (2nd)
1915 AL  .976 (1st)
1916 AL  .975 (4th)
1917 AL  .980 (3rd)
1918 AL  .971 (4th)
1919 AL  .983 (1st)
1920 AL  .975 (3rd)
1921 AL  .984 (1st)
1922 AL  .983 (1st)
1923 AL  .968 (5th)
1924 AL  .961 (5th)
1925 AL  .967 (5th)
1926 AL  .981 (1st)
1927 AL  .963 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  2.49 (1st)
1910 AL  2.55 (1st)
1912 AL  2.66 (1st)
1913 AL  2.91 (1st)
1914 AL  2.90 (1st)
1915 AL  2.66 (1st)
1916 AL  2.54 (3rd)
1917 AL  2.73 (2nd)
1918 AL  2.89 (1st)
1919 AL  2.99 (1st)
1920 AL  2.61 (4th)
1921 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1922 AL  2.70 (4th)
1923 AL  2.63 (5th)
1924 AL  2.68 (4th)
1925 AL  3.00 (2nd)
1926 AL  2.78 (3rd)
Career  2.68 (24th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1909 AL  .973 (3rd)
1915 AL  .976 (4th)
1916 AL  .975 (5th)
1917 AL  .980 (4th)
1918 AL  .973 (5th)
1919 AL  .983 (3rd)
1920 AL  .977 (4th)
1921 AL  .984 (1st)
1922 AL  .983 (1st)
1926 AL  .981 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1924 AL  born 1888-04-04 (10th)
1926 AL  born 1888-04-04 (7th)
1927 AL  born 1888-04-04 (7th)
1928 AL  born 1888-04-04 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1907 AL  born 1888-04-04 (2nd)
1908 AL  born 1888-04-04 (8th)

             

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