|Born: March 31, 1852|
Troy, New York
|Died: March 23, 1925 72) (aged|
|May 25, 1882, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 16, 1884, for the Washington Nationals|
Thomas Francis Evers (1852–1925) was a professional baseball player who primarily played second base in the American Association for the 1882 Baltimore Orioles and for the 1884 Washington Nationals of the Union Association. He is the uncle of Johnny Evers and Joe Evers.
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