Tris Speaker’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 4, 1888

Death Date

Dec 8, 1958

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Dec 8, 1958

Profession

Baseball Player

The baseball player Tris Speaker died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Center fielder who spent 22 seasons in the MLB from 1907 to 1928 and recorded the most doubles in league history with 792, while tallying 3,514 hits with a career batting average of .345. He won two World Series Championships with the Boston Red Sox and a third with the Cleveland Indians.

He married his first wife Mary in 1925.

Quotes

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“It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.” (Tris Speaker)

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“Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.” (Tris Speaker)

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“The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy.” (Tris Speaker)

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“The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.” (Tris Speaker)