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Johnny Evers Newsbeat
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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
[Liberty, Mississippi] Southern Herald, September 1, 1916:
Obviously, this is a result of all those fudge orgies and nicotine sprees.
I find reports like this fascinating; it seems like there may have been less of a stigma about anxiety and depression among athletes 100 years ago than there is today. I know Zack Greinke and Dontrelle Willis had anxiety issues that kept them sidelined at times, but IIRC those absences were made into a bigger deal than if they’d have turned their ankle or had a blister. They weren’t “oh, by the way” sorts of things.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Bridgeport Evening Farmer, August 5, 1916:
“Sorry I attacked our third baseman. I done goofed.”
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Pittsburgh Gazette Times, July 26, 1916:
According to Dennis Snelling’s book Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life, Evers argued with the umpire after a called third strike, Zeider demanded that Evers be ejected, Evers walked towards Zeider menacingly with a bat, Zeider stomped on Evers’s toes, and Evers responded by whacking Zeider on the knee with a bat.
In the crowd that day was a young Moe Howard*, and the world of comedy would never be the same.
(* - this part is not true.)
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