Hometown of Tris Speaker

Hometown of Tris Speaker (HM1Q8C)

Location: Hubbard, TX 76648 Hill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 50.809', W 96° 47.725'

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(1888-1958)

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.
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HM NumberHM1Q8C
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Marker Number9415
Year Placed1966
Placed ByTexas Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 708603 N 3525574
Decimal Degrees31.84681667, -96.79541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.809', W 96° 47.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 48.54" N, 96° 47' 43.5" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 NE 2nd St, Hubbard TX 76648, US
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