On December 8, 1958, Hall of Famer Tris Speaker dies from a heart attack at the age of 70. Regarded as a consummate defensive center fielder, Speaker batted .345 over a 22-year career, ranking him sixth on the all-time list, behind Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Joe Jackson, Lefty O Doul and Ed Delahanty. He is first all time in Doubles. In 1920, he guided the Indians to there first World Series title as player/manager. He was also on the Red Sox for their 1912 and 1915 titles. In 1916 He was traded to Cleveland over a financial dispute. Listen to the story on the Podcast.
PODCAST ON HIS TRADE FROM BOSTON TO CLEVELAND
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