Boston Rod Sox Tris Speaker “Hits For The Cycle”
Tris Speaker was a baseball player from Hubbard, Texas who as a child fractured right arm in a fall from a horse, forcing him to throw left-handed. In college he injured his left arm playing football and surgeons advised amputation. Tris refused and fully recovered. His mother opposed Speaker becoming a professional baseball player saying she didn’t want her son “sold into slavery.” Speaker went to play for the Boston Red Sox in 1907.
1912 is shaping up to be a standout year for Speaker so far. He is leading the American League in doubles and home runs, hasn’t missed a game and setting personal records for hits, at bats, and stolen bases.
On June 9m 1912 Tris Speaker “hit for the cycle” in a 9-2 win for the Red Sox over the Browns in St. Louis. A player “hits for the cycle” when he gets a single, a double, a triple and a home run in one game. This is only the second time this has happened on the Boston Red Sox.