Today in Baseball History: in 1912, the last game the famed Cubs double-play combination of Tinker, Evers and Chance played together. Frank Chance is a bona-fide Hall of Famer as either a player or a manager, but Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers are only in Cooperstown because of this bit of doggerel
Baseball's Sad Lexicon
These are the saddest of possible words "Tinker to Evers to Chance." A trio of Bearcubs and fleeter than birds Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble Turning a Giant hit into a double Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble: Tinker to Evers to Chance.
So, who says literature never accomplishes anything?