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T205 John Evers Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card with Gold Borders

T205 John Evers Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card

John Evers was a small, scrappy determined second baseman. Born July 21, 1881,Evers earned his nickname “The Crab” because of the way he slid over the entire infield from his second base position. Evers began his baseball career in 1902, playing for his hometown team in Troy, New York. Later that season he joined the Chicago Cubs.

As a Cub, Evers became a key member of the double-play trio: Tinker, Evers and Chance. John Evers was a starting second baseman and had many successful seasons with the Cubs. He helped lead Chicago to four National League pennants and two World Championships. When the Chicago Cubs won the 1907 World Series over the Detroit Tigers, Evers produced a .350 average and stole base three times. By the end of his career he had stolen home 21 times. Evers shone during his last season with the Cubs and hit .314 during the 1912 World Series. In 1914 he was traded to the Boston Braves and three year’s later, in 1917, he won the National LeagueMost Valuable Player award. He batted .438 in Boston’s four-game sweep of Philadelphia in the World Series. In 1917 Evers was released by the Braves. He finished the season with thePhiladelphia Phillies and then retired as a player.

As a player, Evers was well aware of the rules of baseball and this knowledge greatly helped the Cubs. His understanding of the rules enabled him to turn the 1908 National League pennant race around, as a result of the infamous Fred Merkle play. The scene is as follows:

The Giants apparently beat the Cubs 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth. Fred Merkle, who was on first base, trotted off the field toward his dugout when Evers realized he never tagged second. Evers got the ball and touched second, Merkle was called out and the game was tied up. The Cubs would eventually end up winning that game. Evers was aware of the rule that stated a runner on first still must tag second even on the winning run for the play to be over. Merkle failed to do this and was called out.

Evers retired in Albany, New York and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1946, just six months before his death on March 28, 1947.

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T205 John Evers Reprint Card

T205 John Evers Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card

"A ballplayer has two reputations, one with the other players and one with the fans. The first is based on ability. The second the newspapers gives him." -John Evers

"My favorite umpire is a dead one."-Evers

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