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Tinker to Evers to Chance 1912 Tinker to Evers to Chance 1912

The Chicago Cubs famous double play combination of the Dead Ball Era are featured on a triple folder baseball card Baseball Players

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Baseball Players Joe Tinker/Johnny Evers/Frank Chance on a Hassan Triple Folder

Created/Published 1912 Reverse side of card is below





Image: Tinker Image: Evers Image: Chance





Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance formed the most memorable double-play combination in the history of baseball. Their consistently solid fielding and hitting led the Cubs to four National League pennants (1906-8, 1910) and two World Series wins (1907-8). The Hall of Fame inducted all three simultaneously in 1946. In 1910, New York newspaper columnist Franklin Pierce Adams immortalized the three ballplayers in a short verse entitled 

"Baseball's Sad Lexicon"

These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,*
Making a Giant hit into a double--
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."**


** Reprinted in the book In Other Words by Franklin P. Adams (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1912), and other, more recent anthologies of his work.

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