6. Eddie Collins
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 2, 1887 in Millerton, NY USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 17, 1906
  • Final Game: August 05, 1930
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1909
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1911
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1911
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1913
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
  • Most Valuable Player - 1914
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
 
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Eddie Collins was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1906, and by 1909 he was the team's starting Second Baseman.  That year he would swipe 63 bases and bat .347, the perfect showcase of what was to come.  Collins was part of an excellent Philadelphia team that in 1910 would win the World Series, and that season he would lead the AL in Stolen Bases with 81, which made him the first player to ever tally the 80 plus mark.

Collins would continue to hit well, consistently batting well over .300 and contending for the lead in Stolen Bases.  The Athletics would again win the World Series back in 1911 and 1913, and from 1912 to 1914, he was the league leader in Runs Scored. He would also win the MVP in 1914.

The Federal League was formed in 1915 and were offering larger contracts to National and American League players.  The A's offered a large one to Collins, who turned it down, and he was sold to the Chicago White Sox.  With the Chi-Sox, he would collect another 2,007 Hits over 12 seasons before he would return in 1926. 

Collins was a player/coach now, and he didn't play much, in the four years in which his second run lasted, he barely played at all. He was, however, on the roster when the A's won the 1929 and 1930 World Series, making him the only player in franchise history to win five World Series rings with the team.  He would cease his playing career after 1930, and he would overall have 1,308 Hits with a .331 Batting Average. 

Historically speaking, Collins is the only player in MLB history to have spent at least 12 seasons with two different teams.

Collins would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent before the 1906 Season.
  • Departed:

    Purchased by the Chicago White Sox for $50,000 12/8/14.

    Acquired (2):Signed as a Free Agent 12/23/26.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1931 Season.

  • Games Played: 1,156
  • Notable Statistics:

    756 Runs
    1,308 Hits
    172 Doubles
    85 Triples
    16 Home Runs
    496 Runs Batted In
    373 Stolen Bases
    .337/.423/.437 Slash Line
    57.3 bWAR.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 & 1930)

    MVP (1913)

    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1913)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1914)

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1910)

    Most Runs Scored (1912, 1913 & 1914)

    Most Stolen Bases (1910)

    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1909, 1910, 1911 & 1912)

    Most Assists by a Second Basemen (1909, 1910 & 1913)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1909, 1910 & 1912)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1910 & 1911)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1909, 1910 & 1914)

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