Tristram E. Speaker
your baseball knowledge of
Tris Speaker. Get up to bat in this
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Tris Speaker was born on in Hubbard, Texas, to Archie and Nancy
When was Speaker born?
- April 4, 1888
- April 4, 1889
- April 4, 1890
- April 4, 1891
2) What was Tris Speaker’s nickname?
3) What team did he break into the big leagues with in
- Boston Red Sox
- Cleveland Indians
- Washington Senators
- Philadelphia Athletics
4) From 1910 to 1916, who was NOT
one of the “Million-Dollar Outfield”?
- Tris Speaker
- Harry Hooper
- Duffy Lewis
- Rich Ashburn
5) After the 1915 World Series victory, Speaker
had a falling-out with Red Sox president J.J. Lannin, who wanted
Speaker to take a pay cut from about $15,000 to about $9,000 after
his average had fallen to .322; Speaker refused. On April 12, 1916
Lannin dealt Speaker to the Cleveland Indians for Sam Jones, Fred
Thomas and $50,000.
6) On September 1, 1917, in a game in Cleveland,
Speaker was hit with the ball as he tried to steal home in the
bottom of the first inning. Batter Joe Evans swung away and lined
the ball into Speaker's face. Detroit manager Hughie Jennings, as
a courtesy, allowed Speaker to sit out the second inning while his
face was sewn up.
7) Tris Speaker managed 1137 games, finishing
617-520, before “retiring” as a manager. 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.
Both Speaker and Cobb were forced to “resign” as managers.
8) What is Speaker’s career batting average?
9) When was Speaker elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?
10) Tris Speaker died of a heart attack in Lake Whitney,
Texas, at the age of 70.
What is the cause of death?
- Auto accident
- Heart attack
11) Where is Tris Speaker buried?
- Abbott Cemetery, Abbott, Texas
- Blanton Cemetery, Blanton, Texas
- Cottonwood Cemetery, Hubbard, Texas
- Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Texas