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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)
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Senators/Athletics/Americans 1907-1928

Final Game: August 30, 1928 (Age 40)
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 Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1914 26 BOS AL 0 0 9.00 2.44 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 47 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 MVP-12
1 Yr 0 0 9.00 2.44 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 47 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 9.00 2.44 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 136 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 272 47 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1914 26 BOS AL 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 3.65 0.30 0.00 98.0 3.29 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .430 .500 $17,500 MVP-12
1 Season 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 3.65 0.30 0.00 98.0 3.29 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .430 .500 $17,500

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1914 26 BOS AL 4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1 Yr 4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
MLB Averages 0.8% 8.3% 7.7% 2.7% 11% 74%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1914 26 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 47 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 47

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1914 26 0 0 18.00 1.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1
1 Yr 0 0 18.00 1.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1

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 (121st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1909 AL  6.3 (7th)
1910 AL  7.7 (8th)
1912 AL  10.1 (4th)
1913 AL  8.3 (4th)
1914 AL  10.0 (2nd)
1915 AL  7.1 (4th)
1916 AL  8.6 (3rd)
1917 AL  7.7 (7th)
1918 AL  5.6 (8th)
1920 AL  8.5 (5th)
1921 AL  6.5 (8th)
1922 AL  6.9 (6th)
1923 AL  9.0 (3rd)
1925 AL  6.5 (4th)
1926 AL  5.4 (10th)
Career  133.6 (9th)

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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Name and misspellings: The Grey Tristram E. Eagle Tris Speaker

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