HALL OF FAMER JOE Tinker was the starting shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1902 to 1912. He was a speedy runner, stealing an average of 28 bases a season and even stealing home twice in one game on July 28, 1910.
He also excelled at fielding, often leading the National League in a number of statistical categories (including four times in fielding percentage). During his decade with the Cubs, they went to the World Series four times, winning in 1907 and 1908. It was during the 1908 season that Joe Tinker became a household name.
Playing in all 157 games, Tinker held the Cubs together during a rash of injuries that forced several of his teammates to miss significant portions of the season. 266 and led the Cubs in hits (146), triples (14), home runs (6), RBIs (68), and slugging percentage. 391, and his outstanding defensive play drew frequent mention in the newspapers. Joe also had key hits in the two biggest games of 1908. On September 23, in the so-called "Merkle Game, " he hit a home run off Christy Mathewson for the only Cubs run in a game that was declared a 1-1 tie.
In the one game play-off against the Giants on October 8--arguably the most famous game of the Deadball Era--the Cubs defeated Mathewson, 4-2, with Tinker's triple the key hit in a four-run third inning. The great Giants pitcher was at his best that season, establishing a career high with 37 wins, but Tinker was his personal nemesis. The Cub shortstop hit over.
350 against Matty over his career, but he hit over. 400 against him in 1908.
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