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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1912

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1912 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Tris Speaker, in his final major league at-bat, is struck out by Red Sox hurler Red Ruffing. The 40 year-old A’s outfielder known as the ‘Grey Eagle’ ends his 22-year Hall of Fame career with a .345 batting average, sixth best in major league history.

Tris Speaker, in his final major league at-bat, is struck out by Red Sox hurler Red Ruffing. The 40 year-old A’s outfielder known as the ‘Grey Eagle’ ends his 22-year Hall of Fame career with a .345 batting average, sixth best in major league history.

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Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges

Citing accuser Dutch Leonard’s refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges. Landis orders the Philadelphia Athletics to reinstate Cobb and the Washington Senators to restore Speaker. Both are then made free agents. Philadelphia owner Connie Mack will sign Cobb on February 8th, and Speaker will sign with Washington on January 31st for a reported $35,000.

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Given the outpouring of public support for the popular players and the failure of the accuser to publicly defend his claim at a hearing last month, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces Ty Cobb’s former Tiger teammate Dutch Leonard had accused the Georgia Peach and Indian outfielder Tris Speaker of betting on a fixed baseball game played six years ago. The commissioner will declare the matter closed, giving both future Hall of Famers a clean bill of health.

Given the outpouring of public support for the popular players and the failure of the accuser to publicly defend his claim at a hearing last month, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces Ty Cobb’s former Tiger teammate Dutch Leonard had accused the Georgia Peach and Indian outfielder Tris Speaker of betting on a fixed baseball game played six years ago. The commissioner will declare the matter closed, giving both future Hall of Famers a clean bill of health.

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The Red Sox play a benefit game against an American League all-star team and Babe Ruth and Rube Foster combine for a 2 – 0 shutout. The AL squad features Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Joe Jackson in the outfield. More than $14,000 is raised for the family of sports writer Tim Murnane, who died February 13th. Murnane had played and managed in Boston in the 19th century. Actress Fanny Brice helps sell programs and former heavyweight champ John L. Sullivan coaches 3B for the Sox. Ruth wins the fungo hitting contest with a drive of 402 feet, while Joe Jackson has the longest throw at an impressive 396 feet.

1917 – The Red Sox play a benefit game against an American League all-star team and Babe Ruth and Rube Foster combine for a 2 – 0 shutout. The AL squad features Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Joe Jackson in the outfield. More than $14,000 is raised for the family of sports writer Tim Murnane, who died February 13th. Murnane had played and managed in Boston in the 19th century. Actress Fanny Brice helps sell programs and former heavyweight champ John L. Sullivan coaches 3B for the Sox. Ruth wins the fungo hitting contest with a drive of 402 feet, while Joe Jackson has the longest throw at an impressive 396 feet.

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Outfielder Tris Speaker is still a holdout as a reaction to Boston Red Sox owner Joseph Lannin’s proposal to cut his salary from $11,000 to $9,000. Speaker wants $15,000. The Red Sox, in anticipation of resolving the contract dispute by trading Speaker, purchase OF Tilly Walker from the St. Louis Browns.

Outfielder Tris Speaker is still a holdout as a reaction to Boston Red Sox owner Joseph Lannin’s proposal to cut his salary from $11,000 to $9,000. Speaker wants $15,000. The Red Sox, in anticipation of resolving the contract dispute by trading Speaker, purchase OF Tilly Walker from the St. Louis Browns.

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 Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox records an unassisted double play against the Detroit Tigers – his second of the season. Tiger runner Harry Heilmann is doubled off second base in the 4th inning when a hit-and-runplay becomes a line drive to Speaker. Boston wins‚ 5 – 2. Speaker previously accomplished the feat against the Philadelphia Athletics on April 21st. This is a record for outfielders

1914 – Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox records an unassisted double play against the Detroit Tigers – his second of the season. Tiger runner Harry Heilmann is doubled off second base in the 4th inning when a hit-and-runplay becomes a line drive to Speaker. Boston wins‚ 5 – 2. Speaker previously accomplished the feat against the Philadelphia Athletics on April 21st. This is a record for outfielders

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1912 – At Fenway Park, the New York Giants defeat Joe Wood and the Boston Red Sox, 11 – 4, in Game 6 of the World Series. Boston center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the 8th inning, the only one by an outfielder in Series history.

1912 – At Fenway Park, the New York Giants defeat Joe Wood and the Boston Red Sox, 11 – 4, in Game 6 of the World Series. Boston center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the 8th inning, the only one by an outfielder in Series history.

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In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators’ legend Walter Johnson, 1-0, for his 30th (14th consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox’ only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis; the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.

In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators’ legend Walter Johnson, 1-0, for his 30th (14th consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox’ only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis; the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.

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Boston Red Sox centerfielder Tris Speaker pulls off his second unassisted double play

At Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston Red Sox centerfielder Tris Speaker pulls off his second unassisted double play, the gem occurring in the 2nd inning against the Philadelphia Athletics. Speaker snares a low line drive and beats baserunner Harry Davis back to second base. The game goes 11 innings with the Athletics prevailing, 5 – 3. Eddie Plank is the starter and winner over Eddie Cicotte.

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