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Hubbard in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hometown of Tris Speaker

(1888-1958)

 
 
Hometown of Tris Speaker Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, November 28, 2015
1. Hometown of Tris Speaker Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  

A legend in his own time, Tris Speaker was born, educated and buried here. Known as the Grey Eagle, he was the first Texan named to National Baseball Hall of Fame. First man elevated to Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Was on Boston's 1912 and 1915 World Series winning teams. Managed Cleveland Indians in their first pennant win, 1920.

At 18 began professional play at $50 a month. Became a smart, able businessman. Never wasted big money of playing career.

Always "came home" to Hubbard. Here he was lifetime member of volunteer fire department.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9415.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Baseball Hall of Famers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 31° 50.809′ N, 96° 47.725′ W. Marker is in Hubbard, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is at the intersection of North Magnolia Avenue (State Highway 171) and NE 2nd Street, on the right when traveling
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north on North Magnolia Avenue. This marker is one of three that stand in front of Hubbard City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 N Magnolia Ave, Hubbard TX 76648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubbard (a few steps from this marker); The Hubbard City News (a few steps from this marker); Historic Bank Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hot Mineral Water Well (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubbard High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Former Site of Liberty Hill Settlement (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbard.
 
Also see . . .  Speaker, Tristam E. Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on December 29, 2015.) 
 
Hometown of Tris Speaker Marker and two others in front of Hubbard City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, November 28, 2015
2. Hometown of Tris Speaker Marker and two others in front of Hubbard City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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