Tristram E. Speaker, nicknamed “The Grey Eagle”, was an American baseball player. Considered one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in the history of Major League Baseball, he compiled a career batting average of .345. Enjoy Tris Speaker’s best quotes below.
“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.”
“The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.”
“Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.”