Rogan: Sports’ Forgotten Heroes: Tinker to Evers to Chance

From SABR member Warren Rogan at Sports’ Forgotten Heroes on September 11, 2018, with SABR member David Rapp:

Tinkers to Evers to Chance, one of the most famous double-play combinations in MLB history and, yet, so many don’t really know their story. Some can’t even tell you their first names! But they were good. In fact, they were the key the greatest 5-year and 10-year stretches in baseball history! Yes, Tinker, Evers and Chance were in the center of a run by the Chicago Cubs that once saw them win 102 out of 120 games! Over the 10-year stretch of 1906 thru 1015, the Cubs AVERAGED 99 wins a year! From 1906 thru 1910 they AVERAGED 106 wins a year! The famous trio all wound up in baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1946. But who were they, where did they come from and what made them so special? Heck, what were their first names? On this episode of Sports’ Forgotten Heroes, author David Rapp who wrote the book, Tinker to Evers to Chance, and author Dennis Snelling who wrote the book, Johnny Evers, A Baseball Life,” join the podcast for roundtable discussion on the lives and careers of these three middle infielders who were at the heart of the Cubs dynasty, in the middle of one of baseball’s most famous episodes AND you’ll hear a story that I’m sure will shock many when it comes to their relationship on the field.

Listen to the full podcast here (scroll down to Episode 38):

Originally published: September 14, 2018. Last Updated: September 14, 2018.