- A famous baseball infield double-play combination.
- (US, idiomatic) A task accomplished quickly by well-executed teamwork; those involved in the teamwork
A reference to a double play completed by Chicago Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance, famously eulogized in a poem:
- 1910 July 12, Adams, Franklin Pierce, “Baseball's Sad Lexicon”, New York Evening Mail:
- 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.”