Saturday, April 4, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Tris Speaker

Our focus today is on Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians great Tris Speaker.

Check out Mr. Speaker's career statistics at to see how truly great he was.

To further whet your appetite, here's a quick background from

Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 - December 8, 1958), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the second year of voting, 1937.
And now Tris in his own words

“Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.”

“If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.”

“The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy.”

“It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.”

“Ruth made a grave mistake when he gave up pitching. Working once a week he might have lasted a long time and become a great star.”

“The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.”

Cheers! - Jason

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