Tinker to Evers to Chance


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Tinker to Evers to Chance

legendary baseball double-play combination (1902–1910). [Am. Sports: Turkin, 474]
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"Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America" by political journalist, publishing executive, and baseball historian David Rapp examines this pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today.
Critique: Exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, "Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America" is a 'must' for the legions fo Chicago Cubs fans.
During a lunch and learn, the Washington, D.C., journalist and author talks about "Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America," the story of three disparate and often clashing Cubs players who became a part of one of the first dynasties in baseball.
These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds, Tinker and Evers and Chance.
After a while Madison Avenue came calling, and the words "Tinker to Evers to Chance" became integral parts of major advertisements and sales gimmicks.
And the number of Giants put out was two-- "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Untitled poem by "C.
Throughout the year, Rasenberger intersperses events that place the reader in the context of the times--the nomination and election of William Howard Taft as president; the murder of Stanford White of McKim, Mead, and White; the racial riot in Springfield, Illinois; the Giants-Cubs World Series (Tinker to Evers to Chance, along with Fred Merkle); and Henry Ford's creation of the Model T for the masses.
TINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE. Baseball fans instantly recognize this trio as the great Chicago Cubs' double-play combination at the turn of the 20th Century.
BASEBALL'S SAD LEXICON "These are the saddest of possible words; `Tinker to Evers to Chance.' Trio of Bear Cubs and fleeter than birds, Tinker to Evers to Chance. Thoughtlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double - Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble; Tinker to Evers to Chance." The word gonfalon means pennant, and is taken from the medieval Italian term for an army's flag.
The Tinker to Evers to Chance of the new millennium.
Also of interest is the famous poem, written in 1910 by a New York sportswriter, that immortalized "Tinker to Evers to Chance" and was important in getting them into Cooperstown as a trio.
Here is what he wrote:</p> <pre> These are the saddest of possible words: "Tinker to Evers to Chance" Trio of bear cubs and fleeter than birds,