Johnny Evers had an uncle, Thomas (pictured below), who played in the Union Association in 1884, which is considered a major league. He was already thirty-two years old when he appeared in 109 games, (of the 112 played by the team) hitting .232 and playing every game at second base, despite being a left-handed thrower!
After retiring from baseball he remained in Washington D.C. where he worked as a clerk in the War Department. He was able to get Johnny Evers and his bride an invitation to the White House for a visit with President Theodore Roosevelt during their honeymoon.
Tom Evers died in Washington D.C. on March 23, 1925.