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

— Tris Speaker

The most eye-opening Tris Speaker quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Taking the best left-handed pitcher in baseball and converting him into a right fielder is one of the dumbest things I ever heard.


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


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


Babe Ruth made a great mistake when he gave up pitching.


Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball.


When I was a rookie, Cy Young used to hit me flies to sharpen my abilities to judge in advance the direction and distance of an outfield-hit ball.


The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater.

Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy.