World's Largest Baseball

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Joe Tinker Day - July 27, 2013

Muscotah, Kansas home of the World's Largest Baseball
World's Largest Baseball - Muscotah, Kansas
World's Largest Baseball

Muscotah, Kansas was the birthplace of Joe Tinker in July 27, 1880. 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 was created from an old water tank and is far larger than the 10' diameter previous World's largest baseball, which is in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and was constructed on April 7, 2004.

There may someday be a museum in the baseball.

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." 

Minature infield at the World's Largest Baseball.
Mini-infield and outfield fence - In time, silhouettes of Tinker to Evers to Chance will be added.

Baseball Museum - World's largest baseball
Entrance to the future baseball museum inside the World's Largest Baseball

Tinker to Evers to Chance mural in Muscotah, Kansas
"Tinker to Evers to Chance" mural painted on the concession stand at Joe Tinker Field
Painted by Erika Nelson and Matthew Farley

Vintage baseball game being played at Joe Tinker Field on Joe Tinker Day - July 27, 2013. More photos from Joe Tinker Day.

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