|The Emigration Scheme|
Sports Illustrated magazine! In the December 3, 2012 issue, writer Tim Layden has a wonderful article about his great-uncle Johnny Evers, of the famed double-play combo Tinker to Evers to Chance. Apparently Layden has been tossing his great-uncle's name around for years as a well known calling card but didn't really know much about the man himself. He finally got around to doing real research on Evers' life after a comment by a colleague. The article is a good mix of the facts he was able to find and the stories he wasn't able to verify, and has a nice twist at the end.