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Joe Tinker
Birth: Jul. 27, 1880
Death: Jul. 27, 1948

Professional Baseball Player. As a shortstop who played the majority of his career for the Chicago Cubs, he was known for his defense and his speed. On July 28, 1910 he stole home twice in one game. Overall he appeared in 1,804 games and gathered 1,687 hits, scored 774 runs, had 782 runs batted in and had a career batting average of .262; he also stole 336 bases and hit 114 triples. He appeared in four World Series helping his team win twice. He is forever remembered as being the "Tinker" in Tinker to Evers to Chance from the poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon written by Franklin Pierce Adams. After his playing days were over he worked in the minor leagues including managing a team in the Florida State League. Tinker Field in Orlando, Florida is named for him. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. He passed away due to complications from diabetes. (bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) 
Family links: 
  Ruby Menown Tinker (1883 - 1923)*
  Mary Rock Tinker (1894 - 1934)*
  Joseph Bert Tinker (1905 - 1981)*
  Roland Francis Tinker (1906 - 1980)*
  William Jay Tinker (1915 - 1996)*
  Ruby Tinker Clapp (1917 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Orange County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 21
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 25, 1999
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- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Sitting here in the dead of winter --coldest in years -- with thoughts of another major league season to come. Thoughts turn to great games and great players like you, Joe......"These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Trio o...(Read more)
- Soljerblue
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
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