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The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Muscotah is approximately 194 (1990), 176 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 97 (1990), 69 (2010).
The amount of land area in Muscotah is 0.866 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Muscotah to Washington DC is 1050 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 36 miles. (as the crow flies)
Muscotah is positioned 39.55 degrees north of the equator and 95.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Joe Tinker
Shortstop for the Chicago Cubs in the early 1900's. More information is under historical events
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Muscotah Historical Events

1880, 27 July - 1948, 27 July
Joe B Tinker
Born in Muscotah, Ks. 27 July 1880. Died 27 July, 1948 in Orlando, Fla. He was a famed member of baseball double play trio, "Tinker to Evers to Chance." He played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs and is a member of Baseball Hall of Fame 1946.
A poem was written about the trio by New York newspaper columnist Franklin P Adams.
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon"
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."

In 1910, New York newspaper columnist Franklin Pierce Adams immortalized the Cubs double play team Joe Tinker (SS), Johnny Evers (2B), and Frank Chance (1B) in verse, cementing their legend and helping them gain election to the Hall of Fame as a trio 36 years later.

The term "gonfalon" refers to a flag or pennant, and Adams uses the phrase "pricking our gonfalon bubble" to describe the repeated success of the Chicago Cubs and their celebrated infield against their National League rivals, his beloved New York Giants.
Joe Tinker
Joseph Bert Tinker

Born: July 27, 1880, Muscotah, Kansas
Died: July 27, 1948, Orlando, Florida
Bats: right
Throws: right
Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Baseball Veterans: 1946 The standout shortstop in the Chicago Cubs' famed doubleplay trio, Joe Tinker was an aggressive and spirited performer who excelled in clutch situations. He became a regular in 1902 as a 21-year-old rookie and five times led National League shortstops in fielding, contributing greatly to four Chicago pennants. He concluded his career as a player-manager for the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Federals and the Cubs.

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