Joe Tinker

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Joseph Bert Tinker

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1946

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Biographical Information[edit]


"They were both full of dynamite . . ." - the New York Times, talking about Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers

Joe Tinker was the shortstop of the famous Tinker to Evers to Chance double play combination. He was a respected shortstop, playing fifteen years in the majors, and also managed for four years, leading the Chicago team in the 1915 Federal League to the championship.

Spending the bulk of his career with the Chicago Cubs, he played in four World Series between 1906 and 1910. Later, as a veteran in 1912, he finished fourth in the MVP voting.

Joe Tinker advertisement: "Live Wire" ... noted for hustle, heavy hitting and head

Tinker also did some early "celebrity endorsement", as shown in the Coca-Cola ad below from 1913.

He is one of three Hall of Famers to die on his birthday.

He was owner/manager of the Columbus Senators in the American Association (1917-1918) and Orlando Tigers in the Florida State League (1921). His son Rollie Tinker played in the minors.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Hank O'Day
Cincinnati Reds Manager
Succeeded by
Buck Herzog
Preceded by
Chicago Whales Manager
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Roger Bresnahan
Chicago Cubs Manager
Succeeded by
Fred Mitchell

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1913 Cincinnati Reds National League 64-89 7th Cincinnati Reds
1914 Chicago Chi-Feds Federal League 87-67 2nd Chicago Chi-Feds
1915 Chicago Whales Federal League 86-66 1st Chicago Whales League Champs
1916 Chicago Cubs National League 67-86 6th Chicago Cubs
1917 Columbus Senators American Association 84-69 4th none
1918 Columbus Senators American Association 41-32 2nd none League suspended operations on July 21
1921 Orlando Tigers Florida State League 73-42 1st none League Champs
1930 Jersey City Skeeters International League 9-32 8th none Replaced Nick Allen (50-73)
1937 Orlando Gulls Florida State League 33-77 8th none replaced Nellie Leach (7-32) on May 22

Further Reading[edit]

  • David Rapp: Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2018. ISBN 978-0226415048

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