Hooper, Harry

Harry Bartholomew Hooper
Born: August 24, 1887, Bell Station, California
Died: December 18, 1974, Santa Cruz, California
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1909-1920), Chicago White Sox (1921-1925)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971

A steady leadoff hitter and spectacular defensive outfielder, Harry Hooper is the only man to play on four Red Sox World Championship teams. One of baseball's most dignified and intelligent players (and owner of an engineering degree), Hooper remains the Red Sox's all-time leader in triples (130) and stolen bases (300). From 1910 to 1915, he teamed with Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis to form one of the finest outfield trios ever assembled.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that on May 30, 1913, Harry Hooper became the first big leaguer to lead off each game of a doubleheader with a home run?
If there was any one characteristic of Harry Hooper's, it was that he was a clutch player. When the chips were down, that guy played like wildfire.
Joe Wood