Thursday, October 15, 2009

WSC Vintage: Johnny Evers

Card #9 - Johnny Evers

While Johnny Evers was best known for being a Cub, he bounced around a bit during the end of his career. He missed a lot of time fighting in World War I, but came back to coach for the Giants and eventually become an assistant manager for the Cubs.

In 1922, he played in the MLB for the first time since 1917, when Evers played one game for the White Sox. During five plate appearances, he drew two walks and managed to collect his final career RBI.

In 1923, Johnny joined the White Sox coaching staff and eventually became their manager in 1924. Evers led that team to an eighth place finish and did not return to manage the 1925 White Sox.

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