Tris Speaker

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1907—1928

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#11
Center Field RANK
#5

Player Detail

Tristram E.
GIVEN NAME
Speaker
SURNAME
April 4, 1888, in Hubbard, TX
BORN
December 8, 1958, in Lake Whitney, TX, USA
DIED
1907—1928
Playing Career
Played from 19-40
PLAYING AGE
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
Philadelphia A's
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Red Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
1912, 1915, 1920
World Series titles
The Grey Eagle, Spoke
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 193
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 12, 1907
Major League Debut
August 30, 1928
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Tris Speaker?

That other great center fielder in the deadball era, who played very shallow.

80

HITTING

60

POWER

60

RUNNING

80

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
In 1912, Tris Speaker had a 20-game hitting streak, went hitless in a single game, and then started a 34-game streak the following day. He hit in 54 of 55 games safely.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2789
3514
117
1531
.345
1912 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1912 Red Sox

24 Years Old

.383
AVG
10
HR
90
RBI
136
RUNS
.464
OBP
222
HITS
53
2B
12
3B
.567
SLG
82
BB
52
SB
10.1
WAR
From May 22 to July 16, hit safely in 53 of 54 games.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.345
.428
.500

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.928
.765
121.3

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
98.2
60.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Tris Speaker Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Speaker
510
176
94
40
11
6
77
69
16
22
255
250
.345
.428
.500
928
AVG CF
527
155
79
25
10
5
68
51
40
20
213
211
.293
.361
.404
.765

Tris Speaker Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
5
3
4
3
3
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
3
5
5
5
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Tris Speaker PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
134.3
62.2
44.3
29.1
7.80
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Tris Speaker
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
629.7
287.8
211.7
137.2
36.5
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Tris Speaker
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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