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Full Name: Edward Trowbridge Collins, Sr. Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/175 First Game: September 17, 1906
Birthdate: May 2, 1887 Final Game: August 2, 1930
Birthplace: Millerton, New York MLB Experience: 23 years
Died: March 25, 1951
Deathplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Bat/Throw: Left/Right

Biography

Eddie Collins (Edward Trowbridge Collins, Sr.) was born on May 2, 1887 in Millerton, New York. He made his Major League debut on September 17, 1906 for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1908, his rookie year, he hit .273 with 1 home run and 40 RBI. Collins played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 23 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Eddie Collins's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1912, when he stole 63 bases, hit for a .348 average and knocked in 64 runs. However, others believe that it was 1910, when he stole 81 bases, hit for a .324 average and knocked in 81 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1906 PHI A 6 15 2 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
1907 PHI A 14 23 0 8 0 2 .348 .348 .435 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1908 PHI A 102 330 39 90 1 40 .273 .312 .379 18 7 16 0 3 15 8 0 0
1909 PHI A 153 571 104 198 3 56 .347 .416 .450 30 10 62 0 6 21 67 0 0
1910 PHI A 153 581 81 188 3 81 .324 .382 .418 16 15 49 0 6 22 81 0 0
1911 PHI A 132 493 92 180 3 73 .365 .451 .481 22 13 62 0 15 18 38 0 0
1912 PHI A 153 543 137 189 0 64 .348 .450 .435 25 11 101 0 0 29 63 0 0
1913 PHI A 148 534 125 184 3 73 .345 .441 .453 23 13 85 37 7 26 55 0 0
1914 PHI A 152 526 122 181 2 85 .344 .452 .452 23 14 97 31 6 28 58 0 0
1915 CHI A 155 521 118 173 4 77 .332 .460 .436 22 10 119 27 5 35 46 0 0
1916 CHI A 155 545 87 168 0 52 .308 .405 .396 14 17 86 36 3 39 40 0 0
1917 CHI A 156 564 91 163 0 67 .289 .389 .363 18 12 89 16 3 33 53 0 0
1918 CHI A 97 330 51 91 2 30 .276 .407 .330 8 2 73 13 0 22 22 0 0
1919 CHI A 140 518 87 165 4 80 .319 .400 .405 19 7 68 27 2 40 33 0 0
1920 CHI A 153 602 117 224 3 76 .372 .438 .493 38 13 69 19 2 33 19 0 0
1921 CHI A 139 526 79 177 2 58 .337 .412 .424 20 10 66 11 2 13 12 0 0
1922 CHI A 154 598 92 194 1 69 .324 .401 .403 20 12 73 16 3 27 20 0 0
1923 CHI A 145 505 89 182 5 67 .360 .455 .453 22 5 84 8 4 39 49 0 0
1924 CHI A 152 556 108 194 6 86 .349 .441 .455 27 7 89 16 3 28 42 0 0
1925 CHI A 118 425 80 147 3 80 .346 .461 .442 26 3 87 8 4 17 19 0 0
1926 CHI A 106 375 66 129 1 62 .344 .441 .459 32 4 62 8 3 15 13 0 0
1927 PHI A 95 226 50 76 1 15 .336 .468 .412 12 1 56 9 0 8 6 0 0
1928 PHI A 36 33 3 10 0 7 .303 .378 .394 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
1929 PHI A 9 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 PHI A 3 2 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2826 9949 1821 3315 47 1300 .333 .424 .429 438 187 1499 286 77 512 744 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1906 PHI A SS 3 0 0 8 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1906 PHI A 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1906 PHI A 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1907 PHI A SS 6 0 0 11 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1908 PHI A OF 10 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1908 PHI A 2B 47 0 0 111 127 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1908 PHI A SS 28 0 0 60 61 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 .924
1909 PHI A 2B 152 0 0 373 406 27 55 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1909 PHI A SS 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1910 PHI A 2B 153 0 0 402 451 25 67 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1911 PHI A 2B 132 0 0 348 349 24 49 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1912 PHI A 2B 153 0 0 387 426 38 63 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1913 PHI A 2B 148 0 0 314 449 28 54 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1914 PHI A 2B 152 0 0 354 387 23 55 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1915 CHI A 2B 155 0 0 344 487 22 54 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1916 CHI A 2B 155 0 0 346 415 19 75 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1917 CHI A 2B 156 0 0 353 388 24 68 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1918 CHI A 2B 96 0 0 231 285 14 53 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1919 CHI A 2B 140 0 0 347 401 20 66 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1920 CHI A 2B 153 0 0 449 471 23 76 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1920 CHI A OF 12 0 0 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1921 CHI A 2B 136 0 0 376 458 28 84 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1922 CHI A 2B 154 0 0 406 451 21 73 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1923 CHI A 2B 142 0 0 347 430 20 77 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1924 CHI A 2B 150 0 0 396 446 20 83 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1925 CHI A 2B 116 0 0 290 346 20 74 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1926 CHI A 2B 101 0 0 228 307 15 53 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1927 PHI A 2B 56 0 0 124 150 10 31 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1927 PHI A SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1928 PHI A SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1928 PHI A 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 22 0 0 30 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
Total 2B 2650 0 0 6526 7630 435 1215 0 0 0 0 0 .970
Total SS 40 0 0 81 85 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 .912

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia Athletics (1906).
  • Sold by Philadelphia Athletics to Chicago White Sox (December 8, 1914).
  • Released by Chicago White Sox (November, 1926).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Athletics (December 23, 1926).

Trivia

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