Johnny Evers

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Johnny Evers

Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 28 Mar 1947 (aged 65)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Section B, Lot 237
Memorial ID 6470 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. As a second baseman with the Chicago Cubs in the early part of the century, he was the middle link in the famous "Tinkers to Evers to Chance" double play combo. He played with the Cubs from 1902 to 1913, the Boston Braves from 1914 to 1917 and the Phillies in 1917. He helped the Cubs to three straight World Series appearances and two titles, and his alertness in a game in 1908 resulted in the infamous "Merkle Boner", which cost the Giants the pennant (and won it for the Cubs). Sold to the Braves in 1914, he teamed with Rabbit Maranville to lead Boston to a improbable worst-to-first season, and a four game sweep over the heavily favored Philadelphia A's. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Evers (21 Jul 1881–28 Mar 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6470, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .