Tris Speaker’s Near-Death Experience with a Flower Box

Still widely remembered as the finest center fielder to ever play baseball, Tris Speaker was as dangerous a hitter as he was a fielder. Inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame on their second-ever ballot in 1937, he nearly missed seeing that tremendous honor because of a near-fatal flower box accident he suffered that year.

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Posted on June 5, 2016, in MLB Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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