T205 Joe Tinker Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card with Gold
T205 Joe Tinker Tobacco Reprint
Joe Tinker, the brilliant Chicago shortstop, has a consistantly
good record in the field and at bat. In 1908, he played twenty-two
consecutive games in June without an error, and at theend of the
season led the shortstops with a precentage of .958 on 923 chances.
During 1908, 1909, 1910, he hit safely 414 times for 594 total
bases, including 73 two-baggers, 34 three-baggers, and 13 home
One of the first major league stars to jump to the Federal League
signing with the Chicago Whales in December, 1913 to become it's new
Part of the immortal Tinker-to-Evers-to Chance doubleplay
combination. Despite being part of the keystone combo for the great
Cubs teams, Evers and Tinker did not get along. The story was that
they did not speak to each other off the field and on the field the
most they would communicate would be who was covering second base on
Tinker was traded to the Reds at the end of the 1912 season. He
was then sold after the 1913 season to the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers)
for $15,000. Tinker demanded a share of $2,000 ofthe purchase price
and when he was refused, jumped to the Federal League.
Elected into the Hall of Fame in 1946 along with Cubs teammates
Frank Chance and Johnny Evers.
Tinker Career Stats
Joe Tinker Reprint Card
“Joe Tinker, in my book, was the greatest shortstop who ever
lived, and he and Johnny Evers formed the greatest double-play
combination the game has ever known.”
— Ed Walsh
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