A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on birds, brevity, chance, play, poetry, trouble, and words

These are the saddest of possible words, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Trio of Bear Cubs fleeter than birds, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double, Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. This brief poem, immortalized the Chicago Cubs' double-play combination: Shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," appeared in the New York Evening Mail on July 7, 1910

Contributed by: Zaady