joe tinkerOn April 12, 1912, the Chicago Cubs’ famed double play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance” makes its final appearance together in a major league game. The triumvirate of shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman Frank Chance are in their positions for a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. While Tinker and Evers will play together for the remainder of the season, Chance, who is the Cubs’ manager, will not play again in a Chicago uniform. In 1913, Tinker is traded to the Reds, and Chance is managing the Yankees.


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Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago Cubs 2


Game Played on Friday, April 12, 1912 (D) at Redland Field

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  -   2  8  2
CIN N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0    1  -   3  7  0

WP: Benton (1-0)
LP: McIntire (0-1)