Joe Tinker Day
July 27, 2013

Muscotah, Kansas

Free activities to celebrate Joe Tinker's
133rd birthday.

Baseball's Sad Lexicon poem

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Joe Tinker Day - Muscotah, Kansas
Vintage baseball players at Joe Tinker Day
The Vintage baseball clubs take the field in a moment reminiscent of Field of Dreams.

As Muscotah, Kansas works to construct a baseball museum, the World's Largest Baseball and other Joe Tinker attractions, Joe Tinker Day was celebrated on July 27, 2014, the 133rd anniversary of Tinker's birth. Tinker was a Chicago Cub and part of the early 1900s double play combo of "Tinker to Evers to Chance," which was immortalized in the poem, Baseball's Sad Lexicon.

The people of Muscotah, with the support of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are in the middle of building a baseball museum, which
will go inside their recently constructed World's Largest Baseball. The 20' diameter ball is being created from an old water tank.

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." 

Joe Tinker's grandchildren and great grandchildren
Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation introduces Joe Tinker's grandchildren and great grandchildren

Joe Tinker Day proclamation
Kansas State Representative Randy Garber displaying a special Joe Tinker Day proclamation

Presenting the Joe Tinker Day proclamation to the Tinker family
Rep. Randy Garber presenting the Joe Tinker Day proclamations to Richard Clapp, Jon Tinker, Chris Tinker and Jay Tinker.

Joe TInker Day presentation
Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club presenting an old time bat to Jeff Hanson for the baseball museum.

bricks and infield dirt from Wrigley Field
Presentation of the bricks and infield dirt from Wrigley Field, contributed to the new baseball museum by the Chicago Cubs.

Muscotah volunters for the Worlds Largest Baseball
Volunteers from Muscotah who are making this all happen

Matthew Farley and Erika Nelson - Kansas Artists
Matthew Farley and Erika Nelson are the artists for the "Tinker to Evers to Chance" baseball mural

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