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Tinker-Evers-Chance

By bullpenbrian - March 1, 2010 - 12:19 am Leave a comment.

Three position changes, three Hall of Famers and three names as recognizable to Cubs fans today as they were more than 100 years ago.

On September 15, 1902 they took the field together for the first time. Tinker a 21-year-old rookie shortstop, Evers a 20-year-old rookie second baseman, and Chance a 25-year-old first baseman.

The threesome turned its first double play the following game and quickly developed into one of the best infield dynamos in professional baseball for the time.

The three remained teammates through 1912, but are best remembered for a seven-year run from 1903-1909. During this time they led the Cubs to four pennants and two World Series championships.

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