Joe Tinker

Joe Tinker

Original Name Joseph Bert
Muscotah, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Death 27 Jul 1948 (aged 68)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 21
Memorial ID 5962 · View Source
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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.

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