- 617-520 record
- Player Manager
- 1920 World Series Champion
- 94-60 1921 season
- Fourth all-time on Indians managerial win list
Not only was Tris Speaker the Cleveland Indians best player during the 1920 World Series champion season, but he was also the manager.
Speaker led the Indians to their first-ever championship by leading the 1920 club to a 98-56 regular season and seven-game World Series win over the Brooklyn Robins. In addition to his work in the dugout, he also hit a team-high .388 with eight home runs and 107 RBI’s.
As a manager, Speaker had to navigate the 1920 Indians through a tragedy as shortstop Ray Chapman was killed during a regular season game against the New York Yankees after being hit the head by a spitball pitch from Carl Mays at the Polo Grounds.
In addition to his effort in 1920, Speaker led the Indians to a 94-60 1921 season and finished his time as Indians manager with 617 wins, which ranks fourth all-time in franchise history.
He went onto finish his career as a player with the Washington Senators in 1927 and Philadelphia Athletics in 1928. Speaker was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee as a player in 1937.