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Johnny Evers
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Baseball Player
    (July 21, 1881-March 28, 1947)
    Born in Troy, New York
    Second baseman for the Chicago Cubs (1902-13), Boston Braves (1914-17,1929), Philadelphia Phillies (1917) and Chicago White Sox (1922)
    Manager of the Chicago Cubs (1913,1921) and Chicago White Sox (1924)
    Won the Chalmers Award as National League MVP (1914)
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1946)
    With teammates Joe Tinker and Frank Chance, subject of the poem 'Baseball's Sad Lexicon':
    'These are the saddest of possible words:
    Tinker to Evers to Chance
    Trio of bear cubs and fleeter than birds
    Tinker and Evers and Chance
    Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble
    Making a Giant hit into a double
    Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble
    Tinker to Evers to Chance'
    Some baseball pundits think he and Tinker were inducted into the Hall of Fame thanks to the poem rather than their stats.
    His name actually rhymes with 'beavers' but was usually mispronounced to rhyme with 'severs.'
    He and Tinker got into a fight over a taxi (1905) and stopped talking to each other off the field for three decades.
    He was behind the wheel in a car crash that killed his best friend (1910).
    He had a nervous breakdown (1911).
    He commented, 'Tinker and myself hated each other but we loved the Cubs.'
    His daughter died at age three (1914).
    He was the first player to win three World Series rings (1907,08,14).

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 73 Votes: 47.95% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
 
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