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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Linked in Verse, on the Field, and in the Corridors of League Power: Revisiting Baseball’s Sad Lexicon

For many fans, Adams’ eight-line throwaway of a poem is all that remains of the famed trio – a shame, considering their immense impact on the game in its early years. In addition to serving as the heart, brains and fists of one history’s best teams, Tinker, Evers and Chance were major characters in a decade-long web of drama, intrigue and personalities that at one point threatened to upend Major League Baseball.

gehrig97 Posted: December 18, 2016 at 12:50 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, frank chance, joe tinker, johnny evers

Monday, November 07, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-7-2016

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, November 7, 1916:

A letter written in the home of Joe Tinker in Chicago and reaching [Philadelphia yesterday], told that Frank Chance, the veteran manager, had been appointed leader of the Cubs to succeed Tinker. The letter was received by Wade Powers, a local fan, from his mother, Mrs. J.A. Powers, who left Philadelphia last week to visit the Tinker household. Mrs. Powers is a sister of the mother-in-law of Tinker…

When incredulity was expressed, Mr. Powers said: “You can take my word for it that Tinker is out and Chance is the new manager. My mother knows baseball and would never have written what she did unless it were the truth.”

My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Weeghman fire Tinker and hire Chance. I guess it’s pretty serious.

Cubs owner Charles Weeghman did fire Tinker, but Chance was not the new manager. Fred Mitchell got the nod instead.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 07, 2016 at 09:51 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, joe tinker, rumors

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Human Splinter

The last time the Cubs won the World Series, second base was defended by John Evers—a man with the metabolism of a hummingbird, the temperament of a wolverine, and a near-pathological need to win baseball games.

gehrig97 Posted: October 26, 2016 at 10:49 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, frank chance, fred merkle, joe tinker, johnny evers

 

 

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