Speaker: Seventh member of baseball’s Hall of Fame
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The Babe was a
great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could
knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy. –
(April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake
Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his
last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely
graying hair), was an American baseball player considered to be
the best defensive center fielder to ever play the game. Speaker
was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the second
year of voting, 1937.
Speaker was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas,
Archie and Nancy Peer Speaker. He suffered a broken right arm in
a fall from a horse so was forced to use his left hand for
throwing. Eventually he became very comfortable with it and
stayed a southpaw even when his right arm healed. Then his left
arm was injured in a football accident. Surgeons advised
amputation, but he refused. He recovered to become one of
baseball’s great hitters and outfielders, a manager of a
world’s championship team and seventh member of the game’s
Hall of Fame.
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