Needless to say, some baseball rules have changed over the years. On July 9, 1908, Evers was on the coaching lines because of an injury to his leg. In the third inning he argued on a stolen base attempt and was chased by the umpire. Orval Overall took his place.
Then, in the ninth inning, Evers came to the plate to pinch-hit for pitcher Jack Pfiester and was hit by a pitch. He then beat out a potential force play at second to allow one run to score, and by the end of ninth the Cubs had tied the score.
With Heine Zimmerman playing second base and due up the next inning, Evers took over in right field. The Cubs won in the bottom of the tenth when Zimmerman, who singled to lead off the inning, scored on a sacrifice fly. It was the only professional game in which Johnny Evers played the outfield–and it came in a game in which he had been ejected!
Below–it seems as if even Evers had to wink at that one!