27. Johnny Evers
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 21, 1881 in Troy, NY USA
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 01, 1902
  • Final Game: October 06, 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1908
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Most Valuable Player - 1914
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
6137 919 1659 12 538 3240.270
 

We finally get to the third of the famed "Tinkers to Evers to Chance" with the middle component, Johnny Evers, who was considered by his peers as one of the most intelligent and also surly baseball players of the Game.  Evers would win the starting Second Baseman's job in 1903, and while he was not always known for hitting for Average near the end of the decade, he was developing an incredible batting eye, and he had his first of three .400 OBP seasons in 1908.  Evers was a vital cog of the back-to-back World Series titles in 19097 and 1908, and he batted .350 in both of those Fall Classics.  He would become the Player/Manager for Chicago in 1913, but he was fired and took the same job with the Boston Braves.  Ironically, Evers would win the National League MVP in 1914, the first year that he was not with the Chicago Cubs.  He would also win his third World Series Ring.

As a Cub, he would record 1,340 Hits with a .276 Batting Average.

Evers would be chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 when he was chosen by the Old Timer’s Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Purchased from Troy (New York State) with Alex Hardy 8/31/02.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Braves for Bill Sweeney and Cash 2/11/14.
  • Games Played: 1409
  • Notable Statistics: 742 Runs, 1,340 Hits, 183 Doubles, 64 Triples, 9 Home Runs, 446 Runs Batted In, 291 Stolen Bases, .276/.354/.345 Slash Line, 39.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1907 & 1908)

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1907)

    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1904 & 1906)

    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1904 & 1907)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1904)
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