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Lesser known ballplayers who are relatives of Cubs greats

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Chicago Cubs: We go way back to look at these guys

Hall of Famer Johnny Evers was a key cog in the 1907-1908 World Series championship teams. He had two relatives who played professional baseball.

His brother, Joe, was 10 years younger than Johnny and he appeared in one MLB game in his entire life with the New York Giants at the age of 21. In 1913 he was a pinch-runner in a game against the Phillies on April 24. He never got to step to the plate or play in the field in the game. He played for a number of years in the minors but never made it back to the show.

Johnny and Joe’s uncle was Tom Evers, a professional ballplayer who played in one game with the American Association Baltimore Orioles in 1882 and 109 games with the Union Association Washington Nationals in 1884. He slashed .232/.244/.251 with the Nationals with no home runs and one triple. He did not play in either the National or American League. Evers played mainly second base, like his Hall of Fame nephew did for so many years in the majors.

Tom died in 1925 at the age of 72 and Joe died in 1949 at the age of 57.

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