Joseph Bert Tinker
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Herington High School
- Debut April 17, 1902
- Final Game September 22, 1916
- Born July 27, 1880 in Muscotah, KS USA
- Died July 27, 1948 in Orlando, FL USA
"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.
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.
|Cincinnati Reds Manager
|Chicago Whales Manager
|Chicago Cubs Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|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)|
- 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