T205 John Evers Tobacco Reprint Baseball Card with Gold
T205 John Evers Tobacco Reprint
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
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
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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Evers Career Stats
John Evers Reprint 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."
"My favorite umpire is a dead one."-Evers
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