Scott: 1920 Indians: Tris Speaker goes to the wall

From SABR member David A. Scott at on May 7, 2020:

Going into 1920, Indians fans had reason to wonder if Tris Speaker would be up to the challenge of continuing his stellar play and leading the Indians to championship quality baseball.

His previous season might look good by modern standards but it must have been distressing for the man considered one of the best centerfielders of all time, this side of Ty Cobb.

He slumped to .296, the first time he dipped below .300 in a full time season at a time when batting average was the gold standard for hitting. As a manager, the Tribe finished at 84–55, second behind the cheating White Sox.

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Originally published: May 7, 2020. Last Updated: May 7, 2020.