Eddie Collins Stats

Eddie Collins was born on Monday, May 2, 1887, in Millerton, New York. Collins was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1906, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Eddie Collins baseball stats page.

"(Eddie) Collins was small, strong, quick, agile, extremely competitive, and extremely smart. He was a nervous, edgy man, like Johnny Evers , couldn't sit still. On the baseball field, he was aggressive to the point of being arrogant. Off the field, he was modest to the point of being shy. Collins is described in various sources as the best bunter in the history of baseball, the best hit-and-run man in the history of baseball, the best defensive second baseman in the history of baseball, the best sign-stealer who ever lived, and greatest World Series star who ever lived. Kid Gleason , who managed Collins on the White Sox , said that Collins was greatest team player who ever lived. Connie Mack said that Collins was the greatest team player who ever lived. Billy Evans, who was an umpire for many years while Collins was on the field, later a General Manager, said Collins was the quickest thinker that he ever saw." - Baseball Historian Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, '#2 Greatest Second Baseman,' Page 484)
Eddie Collins
Career
All-Star
Wild Card
Division
LCS
Birth Name:
Edward Trowbridge Collins
Nickname:
Cocky
Born On:
05-02-1887  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Millerton, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-25-1951 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Boston, Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Linwood Cemetery, Weston, Massachusetts Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Irving High School (Tarrytown, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-17-1906 (Age 19)
Last Game:
08-02-1930
Draft:
Not Applicable
Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1906 19 Athletics 6 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 3 - 0 - .200 .200 .200
1907 20 Athletics 14 23 0 8 0 1 0 0 2 0 - - 1 - 0 - .348 .348 .435
1908 21 Athletics 102 330 39 90 18 7 1 0 40 16 - - 15 - 3 - .273 .312 .379
1909 22 Athletics 153 571 104 198 30 10 3 0 56 62 - - 21 - 6 - .347 .416 .450
1910 23 Athletics 153 581 81 188 16 15 3 0 81 49 - - 22 - 6 - .324 .382 .418
1911 24 Athletics 132 493 92 180 22 13 3 0 73 62 - - 18 - 15 - .365 .451 .481
1912 25 Athletics 153 543 137 189 25 11 0 0 64 101 - - 29 - 0 - .348 .450 .435
1913 26 Athletics 148 534 125 184 23 13 3 0 73 85 - 37 26 - 7 - .345 .441 .453
1914 27 Athletics 152 526 122 181 23 14 2 0 85 97 - 31 28 - 6 - .344 .452 .452
1915 28 White Sox 155 521 118 173 22 10 4 0 77 119 - 27 35 - 5 - .332 .460 .436
1916 29 White Sox 155 545 87 168 14 17 0 0 52 86 - 36 39 - 3 - .308 .405 .396
1917 30 White Sox 156 564 91 163 18 12 0 0 67 89 - 16 33 - 3 - .289 .389 .363
1918 31 White Sox 97 330 51 91 8 2 2 0 30 73 - 13 22 - 0 - .276 .407 .330
1919 32 White Sox 140 518 87 165 19 7 4 1 80 68 - 27 40 - 2 - .319 .400 .405
1920 33 White Sox 153 602 117 224 38 13 3 0 76 69 - 19 33 - 2 - .372 .438 .493
1921 34 White Sox 139 526 79 177 20 10 2 0 58 66 - 11 13 - 2 - .337 .412 .424
1922 35 White Sox 154 598 92 194 20 12 1 0 69 73 - 16 27 - 3 - .324 .401 .403
1923 36 White Sox 145 505 89 182 22 5 5 0 67 84 - 8 39 - 4 - .360 .455 .453
1924 37 White Sox 152 556 108 194 27 7 6 0 86 89 - 16 28 - 3 - .349 .441 .455
1925 38 White Sox 118 425 80 147 26 3 3 0 80 87 - 8 17 - 4 - .346 .461 .442
1926 39 White Sox 106 375 66 129 32 4 1 0 62 62 - 8 15 - 3 - .344 .441 .459
1927 40 Athletics 95 226 50 76 12 1 1 0 15 56 - 9 8 - 0 - .336 .468 .412
1928 41 Athletics 36 33 3 10 3 0 0 0 7 4 - 4 0 - 0 - .303 .378 .394
1929 42 Athletics 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 0 0 - 0 - .000 .222 .000
1930 43 Athletics 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .500 .500 .500
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
25 Years 2,826 9,949 1,821 3,315 438 187 47 1 1,300 1,499 - 286 512 - 77 - .333 .424 .429
Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1906 Athletics 2B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1906 Athletics 3B 1 1 0 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1906 Athletics SS 3 - 6 20 6.7 18 8 10 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 81.00
1907 Athletics SS 6 - 12 24 4.0 20 11 9 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 45.00
1908 Athletics 2B 47 - 42 252 5.4 238 111 127 14 5 n/a n/a n/a .944 153.00
1908 Athletics OF 10 - - 14 1.4 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1908 Athletics SS 28 - 30 131 4.7 121 60 61 10 7 n/a n/a n/a .924 108.90
1909 Athletics 2B 152 - 81 806 5.3 779 373 406 27 55 n/a n/a n/a .967 259.67
1909 Athletics SS 1 - 0 6 6.0 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1910 Athletics 2B 153 - 75 878 5.7 853 402 451 25 67 n/a n/a n/a .972 307.08
1911 Athletics 2B 132 - 72 721 5.5 697 348 349 24 49 n/a n/a n/a .967 261.38
1912 Athletics 2B 153 - 114 851 5.6 813 387 426 38 63 n/a n/a n/a .955 192.55
1913 Athletics 2B 148 - 84 791 5.3 763 314 449 28 54 n/a n/a n/a .965 245.25
1914 Athletics 2B 152 - 69 764 5.0 741 354 387 23 55 n/a n/a n/a .970 289.96
1915 White Sox 2B 155 155 66 853 5.5 831 344 487 22 54 n/a n/a n/a .974 339.95
1916 White Sox 2B 155 155 57 780 5.0 761 346 415 19 75 n/a n/a n/a .976 360.47
1917 White Sox 2B 156 156 72 765 4.9 741 353 388 24 68 n/a n/a n/a .969 277.88
1918 White Sox 2B 96 96 42 530 5.5 516 231 285 14 53 n/a n/a n/a .974 331.71
1919 White Sox 2B 140 140 3,656 768 5.5 748 347 401 20 66 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.52
1920 White Sox 2B 153 153 4,069 943 6.2 920 449 471 23 76 n/a n/a n/a .976 6.10
1921 White Sox 2B 136 135 3,520 862 6.3 834 376 458 28 84 n/a n/a n/a .968 6.40
1922 White Sox 2B 154 154 4,128 878 5.7 857 406 451 21 73 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.61
1923 White Sox 2B 142 140 3,614 797 5.6 777 347 430 20 77 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.80
1924 White Sox 2B 150 148 3,770 862 5.7 842 396 446 20 83 n/a n/a n/a .977 6.03
1925 White Sox 2B 116 116 2,922 656 5.7 636 290 346 20 74 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.88
1926 White Sox 2B 101 100 2,460 550 5.4 535 228 307 15 53 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.87
1927 Athletics 2B 56 51 1,246 284 5.1 274 124 150 10 31 n/a n/a n/a .965 5.94
1927 Athletics SS 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1928 Athletics 2B 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1928 Athletics SS 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 2,650 1,699 30,159 14,591 5.5 14,156 6,526 7,630 435 1,215 n/a n/a n/a .970 12.67
SS Totals 40 0 48 182 4.6 166 81 85 16 8 n/a n/a n/a .912 93.38
OF Totals 10 0 0 14 1.4 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
3B Totals 1 1 0 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
23 Years 2,701 1,700 30,207 14,789 5.5 14,337 6,621 7,716 452 1,223 n/a n/a n/a .969 12.81
Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1906 Athletics 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1907 Athletics 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 11.5 - - -
1908 Athletics 8 - - 0 0 n/a 330.0 0.0 8.3 - - -
1909 Athletics 67 - - 0 0 n/a 190.3 0.0 10.2 - - -
1910 Athletics 81 - - 0 0 n/a 193.7 0.0 7.2 - - -
1911 Athletics 38 - - 0 0 n/a 164.3 0.0 6.8 - - -
1912 Athletics 63 22 .741 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.5 - - -
1913 Athletics 55 - - 0 0 n/a 178.0 14.4 7.3 - - -
1914 Athletics 58 30 .659 0 0 n/a 263.0 17.0 6.2 - - -
1915 White Sox 46 30 .605 0 0 n/a 130.3 19.3 6.8 - - -
1916 White Sox 40 21 .656 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.1 10.5 - - -
1917 White Sox 53 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 35.3 8.4 - - -
1918 White Sox 22 - - 0 0 n/a 165.0 25.4 11.0 - - -
1919 White Sox 33 - - 0 0 n/a 129.5 19.2 6.5 - - -
1920 White Sox 20 8 .714 0 0 n/a 200.7 31.7 7.9 - - -
1921 White Sox 12 10 .545 3 0 n/a 263.0 47.8 9.1 - - -
1922 White Sox 20 12 .625 0 0 n/a 598.0 37.4 8.7 - - -
1923 White Sox 48 29 .623 3 0 n/a 101.0 63.1 7.5 - - -
1924 White Sox 42 17 .712 2 0 n/a 92.7 34.8 6.5 - - -
1925 White Sox 19 6 .760 2 0 n/a 141.7 53.1 5.3 - - -
1926 White Sox 13 8 .619 5 0 n/a 375.0 46.9 6.0 - - -
1927 Athletics 6 2 .750 38 0 n/a 226.0 25.1 15.1 - - -
1928 Athletics 0 0 .000 33 0 n/a 0.0 8.3 4.7 - - -
1929 Athletics 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1930 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
25 Years 744 195 .792 98 0 n/a 211.7 34.8 7.7 - - -
Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1906 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $4,200.00 n/a -
1908 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1911 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1912 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1913 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $7,000.00 n/a Stats
1914 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1915 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1916 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1917 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a Stats
1918 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1919 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a Stats
1920 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1921 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1922 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1923 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1924 Chicago White Sox n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1925 Chicago White Sox n/a $20,000.00 n/a -
1926 Chicago White Sox n/a $35,000.00 n/a -
1927 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1928 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1929 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1930 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a -


In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

Eddie Collins Baseball Card
Eddie Collins | 1933 Goudey Baseball Card (#42) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Eddie Collins was the first American League (AL) player to steal 80-or-more bases in a single season? His record setting eighty-one steals in 1910 , broke the previous record for swipes in a season (AL) held by Ty Cobb , who had seventy-six steals in 1909 . Both marks have since been broken in the junior circuit by: Ty Cobb (83 SB in 1911 ), Clyde Milan (88 SB in 1912 ), Ty Cobb (96 SB in 1915 ), Rickey Henderson (100 SB in 1980 ), and Rickey Henderson (130 SB in 1982 ). Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest for Cocky Collins:

4 - Eddie Collins played Major League Baseball in four different decades, 1906-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, and 1930, the seventh player in baseball history, following Dan Brouthers , Kid Gleason , Deacon McGuire , Jack O'Connor , Jim O'Rourke and Jack Ryan . [ Tenure and Age Records ]

24 - Eddie Collins was ranked twenty-fourth by The Sporting News when they released their list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players in the history of baseball.

3,314 - Eddie Collins finished his Hall of Fame career with 3,314 hits, the fourth most in baseball history at the time of his retirement (behind Ty Cobb , Tris Speaker and Honus Wagner ), the sixth player to enter the 3,000 Hits Club .

Eddie Collins Hall of Fame Plaque
Eddie Collins | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1939 ( HOF )
On June 14, 1912, Clyde Milan became the first American League (AL) player to steal five bases in a game , a record that stood for only a few months. On September 11, 1912, Eddie Collins became the first AL player to steal six bases in a game , then less than two weeks later, he stole six bases in a game a second time - through today, no other player in Major League history has stolen six bases in a game more than once! [ Stolen Base Records / Every Player With 5-or-more Steals in a Game ]
Eddie Collins, Six Stolen Bases in a Game
Eddie Collins Steals Six | The Salt Lake City Tribune | September 12, 1912 | Page 8

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