Joe Tinker

Joe Tinker
Birthdate 7/27/1880
Death Date 7/27/1948
Debut Year 1902
Year of Induction 1946
Teams Cubs
Position Shortstop

Joe Tinker was the starting shortstop for the Cubs most successful run in franchise history – 4 NL pennants and two World Series championships.

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Joe Tinker's career statistics - 1,690 hits, 774 runs, 785 RBI - don't appear Cooperstown-worthy

Joe Tinker's career statistics - 1,690 hits, 774 runs, 785 RBI - don't appear Cooperstown-worthy

Shortstop Joe Tinker broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1902. That same season Johnny Evers also made his debut at second base. They joined five-year veteran Frank Chance and stayed together for ten years. By 1906, the trio helped push the Cubs to their first pennant since 1886. Behind the pitching o
The postmark's date and location stamped on the postcard help authenticate a signature

The postmark's date and location stamped on the postcard help authenticate a signature

By virtue of their postmark, government postcards give context to the time and place it was signed. Autograph collector Ross Wetzsteon received this in the mail with the autograph of Joe Tinker on the back. A fixture in the Orlando community for decades, Tinker was honored by the construction and
Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker calls Tuxedo tobacco,

Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker calls Tuxedo tobacco, "restful" in this original 1916 advertisement

Tuxedo Tobacco pulled together the greatest baseball players of the day for this advertisement. Hailing itself as, “The Perfect Pipe Tobacco”, Tuxedo secured the services of “Joe Tinker, Famous Shortstop and Manager Chicago National B.B. Team. According to the advertisement, Tinker

One response to “Joe Tinker”

  1. Leon says:

    Tinker Field in Orlando is named after him.

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