Evers with the Chicago Cubs in 1910
Evers with the Cubs, circa 1910
A 1911 Johnny Evers T205 Tobacco Card

After a ground-rule double and groundout, RBI singles by Jimmy Sheckard and Johnny Evers and an RBI triple by Frank Schulte (the last two hits coming off after stolen bases) scored a run each.

- 1908 World Series

The Cubs then won the 1908 World Series over Detroit, four games to one, as Evers again batted 7-for-20 (.350).

- Johnny Evers
Evers with the Chicago Cubs in 1910

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Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908

Joe Tinker

American professional baseball player and manager.

American professional baseball player and manager.

Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908
Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912
Joe Tinker in a Coca-Cola ad from 1913
Charles Weeghman (left), James A. Gilmore (center), and Tinker (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Weeghman Park in 1914
Tinker Field in Orlando, Florida

With the Cubs, Tinker was a part of a great double-play combination with teammates Johnny Evers and Frank Chance that was immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in the poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Tinker then batted .263 as the Cubs defeated the Tigers in the 1908 World Series in five games.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first major league team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice.

During this period, which has become known as baseball's dead-ball era, Cub infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance were made famous as a double-play combination by Franklin P. Adams' poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913

Frank Chance

American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913
Chance circa 1899 from The Sporting News
Frank Chance baseball card
Chance (left) shakes hands with Miller Huggins in 1923
Chance's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

With Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers, Chance formed a strong double play combination, which was immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Chance batted .421 in the 1908 World Series, as the Cubs again defeated the Tigers, this time in five games.

Fred Merkle

Merkle's Boner

Merkle's Boner refers to the notorious base-running mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908.

Merkle's Boner refers to the notorious base-running mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908.

Fred Merkle
An estimated 20,000 fans watched the game.

Cubs second baseman Johnny Evers saw an opportunity to have the rule enforced.

The Cubs went on to win the 1908 World Series, beating the Detroit Tigers four games to one.