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Tristram E. "Tris" Speaker

Induction Year: 1978 Sport: Baseball

Among the first inductees into baseball’s hall of Fame. Considered one of the finest defensive center fielders in history of game. Hit .344 in 22 major league seasons, including nine with Boston Red Sox and 11 with Cleveland Indians. Was playing-manager of Indians from 1919 through 1926 and guided them to their first World Series Championship in 1920. After his retirement he served as a consultant with the Indians until his death in 1958.