Tinker, Joe

Joseph Bert Tinker
Born: July 27, 1880, Muscotah, Kansas
Died: July 27, 1948, Orlando, Florida
Played For: 
Chicago Cubs (1902-1912, 1916), Cincinnati Reds (1913), Chicago Whales - Federal League (1914-1915)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

The standout shortstop with exceptional speed in the Chicago Cubs' famed double-play trio, Joe Tinker was an aggressive and spirited performer who excelled in clutch situations. He became a regular in 1902 as a 21-year-old rookie and five times led National League shortstops in fielding, contributing greatly to four Chicago pennants. He concluded his career as a player-manager for the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Federals and the Cubs.

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Did You Know: 
that on June 28, 1910, Joe Tinker stole home twice in the same game, a feat that has been accomplished less than a dozen times in big league history?
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