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

Hometown of Tris Speaker

(1888-1958)

 
 
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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 business man. Never wasted big money of playing career.

Always "came home" to Hubbard. Here he was lifetime member of volunteer fire department.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9415.)
 
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 north on North Magnolia Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is one of three that stand in front of Hubbard City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 N Magnolia Ave, Hubbard TX 76648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubbard (a few steps from this marker); The Hubbard City News
Hometown of Tris Speaker Marker and two others in front of Hubbard City Hall image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, November 28, 2015
2. Hometown of Tris Speaker Marker and two others in front of Hubbard City Hall
(a few steps from this marker); Munger Community (approx. 6.1 miles away); Town of Penelope (approx. 7.8 miles away); United Methodist Church of Coolidge (approx. 10.6 miles away); Armour Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away); Old Brandon Mill (approx. 16.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Speaker, Tristam E. Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on December 29, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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