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Guide to the Johnny Evers Collection

MSSP 0015

 

Collection Summary

Title: Johnny Evers collection
Dates: 1906-1976
Collection No.: MSSP 0015
Creator: Evers, Johnny (John Joseph), 1881-1947
Extent: 1 container and 3 flat storage containers; 2 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A small collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed matter, and realia belonging to Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers (1881-1947). Much of the material relates to the exhibition games played in Europe in 1924 by the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox, a series in which Evers participated as White Sox manager.

Selected Search Terms

Baseball -- History -- Sources
Baseball -- England
Boston Braves (Baseball team)
Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
Baseball players -- United States -- Autographs

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Johnny Evers Collection, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Evers collection was donated to the Hesburgh Libraries in 1977, by John J. Evers, Jr., of DeBarry, Florida. Newly arranged and described 2013, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2013, by George Rugg.

Biographical Note

The Hall of Fame professional baseball player John Joseph (Johnny) Evers was born in Troy, New York on 21 July 1881. Like many players of his time Evers was of Irish ancestry; both his paternal and maternal grandparents were born in Ireland. After a single season in the minors Evers was purchased by the Chicago Cubs of the National League (1902). He remained with the Cubs through the 1913 season, a mainstay at second base for teams that won league championships in 1906, 1907, 1908, and 1910 (the 1906-1910 Cubs still have the best composite five-year record in major league history). Evers was one of the deadball era's most celebrated figures; to the public, he was the model practitioner of the "inside" or "scientific" baseball that valued mental abilities as much as physical ones. (Touching Second, an account of the contemporary game "co-written" by Evers and the journalist Hugh Fullerton, did much to further this reputation). Evers was a diminutive man but by all accounts a dedicated, combative player, whose intensity manifested itself in injuries, ejections, and at least one nervous breakdown. He served as player-manager of the Cubs for a single season before moving, in 1914, to the Boston Braves, who made him baseball's best-paid player. As team captain Evers led the 1914 Braves to a highly unexpected world championship. That season, he won the Chalmers Award as the National League's Most Valuable Player. After his retirement as a player Evers had brief stints managing the Cubs (1921) and the Chicago White Sox (1924), without success. In the 1930s he operated a sporting goods store in Albany, but filed for bankruptcy in 1936. He suffered a debilitating stroke in 1942, and died in Albany on 28 March 1947, a year ater his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal items preserved by Johnny Evers and by his son, John J. Evers, Jr. Many of the items derive from the so-called European tour undertaken by Charles Comiskey, John McGraw, and members of the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants in 1924, in which Evers participated as manager of the White Sox. After playing five exhibition games in Canada, the entourage (which included family members of some players) sailed from Quebec to Liverpool, arriving on 22 October. Games were played at Liverpool on 23 October, and at London on 24 October and 6 November (the latter before the royal family). The teams then left for France, where they played at least one game before recrossing the Atlantic. The tour as originally planned was more extensive, but was cut short; it surely failed in its goal "to try and transplant America's game" to the visited countries. Items in the collection relating to the tour include a scrapbook of European newspaper and periodical clippings, photographs, a program and other ephemera, and Evers' uniform shirt and pants, specially made for the occasion. Other materials in the collection include several short manuscript letters to Evers; additional photographs (many from Evers' years with the Braves, and from later in life); five baseballs, including two team-signed balls of the 1914 Braves; and six medals and other bits of realia. There are also a number of books, including Evers' personal copy of Touching Second, bound in limp leather and stamped in gilt, with marbled endpapers. Also among the books are personal bound copies of Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide (6 vols.: 1902-1904; 1905-1907; 1908-1910; 1908; 1913; 1915); The Reach Official American League Base Ball Guide (3 vols.: 1902-1904; 1905-1907; 1908-1910); and Spalding's Official Base Ball Record (1 vol.: 1908-1910). These volumes are not included in the container list below; they have been cataloged for the Rare Books collections.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in four series: 1) Letters and Documents; 2) Photographs; 3) Printed Matter; 4) Realia. Items within series are arranged chronologically. Typically, there is one item per folder. Baseballs are held separately, within the Department's Autographed Baseballs Collection. Books are cataloged for the Rare Books Collections.

Container List

  • Series 1: Letters and Documents 
    • Folder 1 (MSSP 0015-1) Letter. Branch Rickey, Brooklyn, New York, to Johnny Evers, Albany, New York, 1945 July 12. TLS; 1 page on 1 sheet (Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead).
      Rickey, then president of the Dodgers, sends his regards.
      • Folder 2 (MSSP 0015-2) Letter. Bill Klem, Miami, Florida, to Johnny Evers, n.p., 1946 March 23. ALS; 1 page on 1 sheet.
        By 1946 Klem had retired from a long major league umpiring career and was serving as Chief of Staff of the National League's umpires. He writes to thank Evers for a recently received birthday card.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/EA 0015-3) Letter. Joe Tinker, n.p., to Johnny Evers, n.p., [1947]. ALS; 1 page on 1 sheet.
          This undated note from Evers' old teammate must have been written in February or March of 1947, as it references the recent deaths of former Cubs Jimmy Sheckard (15 January 1947) and Johnny Kling (31 January 1947). Evers himself died on 28 March.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/EA 0015-4) Letter. James A. Farley, New York, New York, to John J. Evers, Jr., Albany, New York, 1947 May 9. TLS; 1 page on 1 sheet.
            A letter of condolence to Evers' son from the prominent New York Democrat.
            • Folder 5 (MSSP 0015-5) Signature of Johnny Evers, n.d. A sheet roughly 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, perhaps prepared for presentation signatures, with Evers' autograph in ink.
              • Folder 6 (MSSP 0015-6) Document. Copy of the decision of Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis in re player E. C. Pitts, 1935 June 17. 1 printed document (2 pages).
                During Evers' tenure as general manager of the Albany club in the International League, he signed a man recently released from Sing Sing Prison, Edwin C. "Alabama" Pitts, to a player contract. The signing became a matter of considerable controversy, and was vetoed by the IL and the National Association before being upheld by Commissioner Landis.
              • Series 2: Photographs 
                • Folder 7 (MSSP 0015-7) Photograph. Johnny Evers in Cubs uniform, holding bat, 1913. 1 b/w print, 9 x 7 in., with Evers' signature in ink.
                  Photo of Evers as Cubs' player-manager in 1913. Credit: Charles J. Conlon, Englewood, New Jersey.
                  • Folder 8 (MSSP 0015-8) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Joe Evers in baseball uniforms, 1913. 1 b/w print, 6 x 9.5 in.
                    Joe Evers (1891-1949), a younger brother of Johnny, played in a single game for the New York Giants in 1913.
                    • Folder 9 (MSSP-0015-9) Photograph. Johnny Evers and John J. Evers, Jr., ca. 1914. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                      This and the three photos following show Evers' young son in a baseball uniform, being instructed by his father in various aspects of play. Credit: American Press Ass'n.
                      • Folder 10 (MSSP 0015-10) Photograph. Johnny Evers and John J. Evers, Jr., ca. 1914. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                        Credit: Jack Williams, Boston.
                        • Folder 11 (MSSP 0015-11) Photograph. Johnny Evers and John J. Evers, Jr., ca. 1914. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                          Credit: Jack Williams, Boston.
                          • Folder 12 (MSSP 0015-12) Photograph. Johnny Evers and John J. Evers, Jr., ca. 1914. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                            Credit: Jack Williams, Boston.
                            • Folder 13 (MSSP 0015-13) Photograph. Boston Braves, 1914. 1 b/w print, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
                              Team photo of the World's Champions. Credit: International News Service.
                              • Folder 14 (MSSP 0015-14) Photograph. Johnny Evers receiving silver service from George Stallings, Evers Day, Boston, 1914 September 16. 1 b/w print, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
                                Credit: R. W. Sears, International News Service, Boston.
                                • Folder 15 (MSSP 0015-15) Photograph. Johnny Evers with silver service, Evers Day, Boston, 1914 September 16. 1 b/w print, 8.5 x 6.5 in.
                                  Credit: Jack Williams, Boston.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSSP 0015-16) Photograph. Johnny Evers receiving Chalmers automobile, 1914 October? 1 b/w print, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
                                    From 1911 to 1914 the Chalmers Automobile Company presented a car to each major league's MVP; Evers won the National League award in 1914.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSSP 0015-17) Photograph. Johnny Evers being mobbed by fans, 1914. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSSP 0015-18) Photograph. Johnny Evers and George Stallings on the bench, 1914-1915. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSSP 0015-19) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Rabbit Maranville, Spring Training, Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                          Credit: W. W. Somers.
                                          • Folder 20 (MSSP 0015-20) Photograph. Red Smith, Rabbit Maranville, Johnny Evers, and Butch Schmidt, Spring Training, Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 7 x 10 in.
                                            Credit: W. W. Somers.
                                            • Folder 21 (MSSP 0015-21) Photograph. Braves at Spring Training (including Johnny Evers, Hank Gowdy, Joe Connolly), Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                              Credit: W. W. Somers.
                                              • Folder 22 (MSSP 0015-22) Photograph. Johnny Evers and George Stallings, Spring Training, Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                Credit: W. W. Somers.
                                                • Folder 23 (MSSP 0015-23) Photograph. Rabbit Maranville, George Stallings, Johnny Evers, Spring Training, Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                  Credit: Jack Williams, Boston.
                                                  • Folder 24 (MSSP 0015-24) Photograph. George Stallings with Braves players, Spring Training, Macon, Georgia, 1915. 1 b/w print, 6.5 x 11 in.
                                                    Credit: W. W. Somers.
                                                    • Folder 25 (MSSP 0015-25) Photograph. Joe Tinker, Solly Hofman, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, n.d. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                      Credit: The Chicago Tribune.
                                                      • Folder 26 (MSSP 0015-26) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Judge Landis, 1921? 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                        Credit: Herald Examiner.
                                                        • Folder 27 (MSSP 0015-27) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Judge Landis, 1921? 1 b/w print, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
                                                          Credit: International.
                                                          • Folder 28 (MSSP 0015-28) Photograph. John McGraw, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, 1924. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                            Credit: International Newsreel.
                                                            • Folder 29 (MSSP 0015-29) Photograph. Chicago White Sox and New York Giants, 1924 October 24. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                              New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: International Newsreel.
                                                              • Folder 30 (MSSP 0015-30) Photograph. King George V, Frank B. Kellogg, Queen Mary, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour.
                                                                • Folder 31 (MSSP 0015-31) Photograph. Chicago White Sox, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 6.25 x 8.5 in.
                                                                  New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Universal Photographic Press, London.
                                                                  • Folder 32 (MSSP 0015-32) Photograph. King George V greeting Johnny Evers, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 6.25 x 8.5 in.
                                                                    New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Universal Photographic Press, London.
                                                                    • Folder 33 (MSSP 0015-33) Photograph. King George V greeting Johnny Evers, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 6.25 x 8.5 in.
                                                                      New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Universal Photographic Press, London.
                                                                      • Folder 34 (MSN/EA 0015-34) Photograph. King George V greeting White Sox players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8.25 x 10 in.
                                                                        New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Topical Press Agency, London.
                                                                        • Folder 35 (MSSP 0015-35) Photograph. King George V greeting White Sox players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                          New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Det. of 0502-34.
                                                                          • Folder 36 (MSSP 0015-36) Photograph. King George V greeting White Sox players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8.25 x 10 in.
                                                                            New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Topical Press Agency, London.
                                                                            • Folder 37 (MSSP 0015-37) Photograph. King George V greeting White Sox players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8.25 x 10 in.
                                                                              New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                              • Folder 38 (MSSP 0015-38) Photograph. King George V greeting White Sox players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8.25 x 10 in.
                                                                                New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: International Newsreel.
                                                                                • Folder 39 (MSSP 0015-39) Photograph. King George V greeting Giants players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8.25 x 10 in.
                                                                                  New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: Topical Press Agency, London.
                                                                                  • Folder 40 (MSSP 0015-40) Photograph. King George V greeting Giants players, London, 1924 November 6. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10.25 in.
                                                                                    New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                                    • Folder 41 (MSSP 0015-41) Photograph. Duke of York greeting Giants players, London, 1924 October 24. 1 b/w print, 7.75 x 10 in.
                                                                                      New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                                      • Folder 42 (MSSP 0015-42) Photograph. Game action: Bibb Falk (batting) and Hank Gowdy, 1924. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10.25 in.
                                                                                        New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                                        • Folder 43 (MSSP 0015-43) Photograph. Game action: Hank Gowdy (running) and Bud Clancy, 1924. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10.25 in.
                                                                                          New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                                          • Folder 44 (MSSP 0015-44) Photograph. Game action: Bud Clancy, Art Nehf, Stuffy McInnis, 1924. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10.25 in.
                                                                                            New York Giants-Chicago White Sox 1924 European Tour. Credit: The Times, London.
                                                                                            • Folder 45 (MSSP 0015-45) Photograph. M. A. Moss, Johnny Evers, Tony Catazzo, Billy Bancroft, and Joe Spain outside Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama, 1930 July 10. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                              • Folder 46 (MSSP 0015-46) Photograph. Attendees of Bill Lange's party, Millbrae, California, 1931 August 17. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                • Folder 47 (MSSP 0015-47) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Ray Schalk, 1935 April 16. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                  • Folder 48 (MSSP 0015-48) Photograph. Johnny Evers, Al Mamaux, Alabama Pitts, 1935. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                    • Folder 49 (MSSP 0015-49) Photograph. Al Mamaux and Johnny Evers, 1936 April 15. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                      • Folder 50 (MSSP 0015-50) Photograph. Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers, Frank Chance Day, Chicago, 1937. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                        • Folder 51 (MSSP 0015-51) Photograph. Johnny Evers funeral, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Albany, New York, 1947 March 31. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                          Pall bearers with casket entering church.
                                                                                                          • Folder 52 (MSSP 0015-52) Photograph. Johnny Evers funeral, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Albany, New York, 1947 March 31. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                            Rev. Thomas J. Loughlin with casket.
                                                                                                            • Folder 53 (MSSP 0015-53) Photograph. Johnny Evers funeral, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Albany, New York, 1947 March 31. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                              Guard of honor and friends outside church.
                                                                                                              • Folder 54 (MSSP 0015-54) Photograph. Johnny Evers packing suitcase, n.d. 1 b/w print, 8 x 10 in.
                                                                                                                • Folder 55 (MSSP 0015-55) Photograph. Johnny Evers and John J. Byrne, n.d. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 56 (MSSP 0015-56) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Cyrus D. Young, n.d. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                                    Credit: Coleman Studio, Cooperstown, New York.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 57 (MSSP 0015-57) Photograph. Johnny Evers and unidentified, n.d. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 58 (MSSP 0015-58) Photograph. Johnny Evers and Cornelius Casey, Saratoga, New York, n.d. 1 b/w print, 10 x 8 in.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 59 (MSSP 0015-59) Photographs. Miscellaneous smaller prints, mostly portraits of Johnny Evers, n.d. 7 items.
                                                                                                                        • Series 3: Printed Matter 
                                                                                                                          • Item 60 (MSSP 0015-60-F1) Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings on the 1924 White Sox-Giants European tour, 1924. 1 vol., 30 cm., 22 leaves plus blanks; bound in black leather, with Evers' name and the date "1924" stamped in gilt.
                                                                                                                            Clippings range in date from 23 October to 22 November 1924, and are exclusively from European (mostly English) sources.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 61 (MSSP 0015-61) Program, White Sox-Giants European tour, 1924. 1 item, 16 pages; 20 x 26 cm.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 62 (MSSP 0015-62) Passenger list, S.S. Montroyal, Quebec to Liverpool, 1924 October 15. 1 item, 12 pages, with fold-out map of route; 18 cm.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 63 (MSSP 0015-63) Passenger list, S.S. Leviathan, Southampton and Cherbourg to New York, 1924 November 25. 1 item, 28 pages; 20 cm.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 64 (MSSP 0015-64) Scorecard, Hall of Fame game, Cooperstown, New York: Boston Braves vs. New York Yankees, 1947 June 21. 1 item; 18 cm.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 65 (MSSP 0015-65) Facsimile scorecard of "Merkle" game (Chicago Cubs at New York Giants, Sep. 23, 1908), 1973. 1 item; 27 cm.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 66 (MSSP 0015-66) Miscellaneous clippings on Johnny Evers, n.d. 22 items.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 67 (MSSP 0016-67) Miscellaneous ephemera, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                        • Series 4: Realia 
                                                                                                                                          • Item 68 (MSSP 0015-68-F1) Johnny Evers' Chicago White Sox uniform shirt from the 1924 European tour, 1924. 1 item, wool flannel and felt. "CHICAGO" across the breast, in red white, and blue felt; American flags in felt on each sleeve; six stars, red, white and blue, on the collar; red, white, and blue piping on collar and sleeve ends. "Evers" stitched on the tail. With the label of A. G. Spalding & Brothers.
                                                                                                                                            • Item 69 (MSSP 0015-69-F1) Johnny Evers' Chicago White Sox uniform pants from the 1924 European tour, 1924. 1 item, wool flannel. Red, white, and blue piping on the outside of each leg. "Evers" stitched on fly. With the label of A. G. Spalding & Brothers.
                                                                                                                                              • Item 70 (MSSP 0015-70) 1914 Boston Braves team-signed baseball, 1914 September-October. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                This item is held with the Department's collection of signed baseballs, as BAS875-1-1. For a full description and images, see the entry in the digital project "Autographed Baseballs in the Joyce Sports Research Collection."
                                                                                                                                                • Item 71 (MSSP 0015-71) 1914 Boston Braves team-signed baseball, 1914 September-October. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                  This item is held with the Department's collection of signed baseballs, as BAS875-1-2. For a full description and images, see the entry in the digital project "Autographed Baseballs in the Joyce Sports Research Collection."
                                                                                                                                                  • Item 72 (MSSP 0015-72) 1924 New York Yankees team-signed baseball, 1924. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                    This item is held with the Department's collection of signed baseballs, as BAS875-1-3. For a full description and images, see the entry in the digital project "Autographed Baseballs in the Joyce Sports Research Collection."
                                                                                                                                                    • Item 73 (MSSP 0015-73) 1924 Chicago White Sox-New York Giants European tour group-signed baseball, 1924. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                      This item is held with the Department's collection of signed baseballs, as BAS875-2-1. Almost all the 20+ signatures originally on the ball are deteriorated, and many are indecipherable. Among those that can be recognized are: Charles Comiskey, Ted Lyons, Charlie Robertson, Dave Bancroft, Muddy Ruel, Butch Henline, Frank Frisch, Heinie Groh, and Bud Clancy. The ball itself is a Reach Official American League ball, double-stitched, Ban Johnson signature.
                                                                                                                                                      • Item 74 (MSSP 0015-74) 1924 Chicago White Sox-New York Giants European tour group-signed baseball, 1924. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                        This item is held with the Department's collection of signed baseballs, as BAS875-2-2. Almost all the 20+ signatures originally on the ball are indecipherable. Hugh Jennings' signature can be recognized on the sweet spot. The ball itself is a Reach Official American League ball, double-stitched, Ban Johnson signature.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 75 (MSSP 0015-75) Engraved silver cigarette case, presented to Johnny Evers "by his pals", Paris, 1918 November 30. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 76 (MSSP 0015-76) Medal, The Boston Post Old Timers Day, 1922 September 11. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 77 (MSSP 0015-77) New York Giants "Worlds Champions 1921-1922" silver medallion, 1923. 1 item. Engraved on reverse: "648 / John J. Evers / 1923".
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 78 (MSSP 0015-78) Johnny Evers Knights of Columbus medal, n.d. 1 item. From the reverse: "Awarded to John J. Evers in recognition of patriotic service as a secretary for the Knights of Columbus in their war activities . . . 1914-1918".
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 79 (MSSP 0015-79) Johnny Evers Elks medal, 1906. 1 item. "B.P.O.E. Troy N.Y. 141 / Denver Reunion 1906".
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 80 (MSSP 0015-80) Johnny Evers National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues season pass, 1935. 1 item.