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Eddie Collins

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins

Full Name: Edward Trowbridge Collins, Sr.
Profession: Baseball Legend

United States of America

Why Famous: Nicknamed "Cocky" Collins was an American Major League Baseball second baseman who played between 1906-30 for the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox.

A graduate of Columbia University, Collins holds major league career records in several categories and is among the top few players in several other categories.

After retiring as a player he coached he A's for two seasons before becoming general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

Born: May 2, 1887
Birthplace: Millerton, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 25, 1951 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Heart problems

Events in the Life of Eddie Collins

  • 1906-09-17 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
  • 1909-08-04 MLB umpire Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting in the face of A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins who had questioned a call; 2 weeks later Hurst banned for life
  • 1912-09-07 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit
  • 1912-09-11 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
  • 1912-09-22 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
  • 1925-06-03 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1926-11-11 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
  • 1931-06-15 Eddie Collins & Harry Heilmann retire from baseball
  • 1939-01-24 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

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