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Harry Warren "Rip" Collins
Birth: Feb. 26, 1896
Weatherford
Parker County
Texas, USA
Death: May 27, 1968
Bryan
Brazos County
Texas, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Weatherford, Texas, he was nicknamed "Rip" and four-sport star athlete at Texas A&M University, when entered the Double-A Dallas Rangers baseball team in 1919. He was a right handed pitcher when he made his debut with the New York Yankees on April 19, 1920. For eleven seasons, he played with the New York Yankees (1920-21), Boston Red Sox (1922), Detroit Tigers (1923-27) and Saint Louis Browns (1929-31). He ended his career with a record of 108 wins, 82 losses, 84 complete games, 15 shutouts, 5 saves, 569 strikeouts and a 3.99 earned run average. Following his playing career Collins joined the Texas Rangers, was later elected sheriff of Travis County Texas and was police chief for the city of Bryan, Texas until 1959. He died in Bryan, Texas, at the age of 72. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Ruth Emogene Hanks Collins (1905 - 1982)*
  Letitia Ethel Parmele Collins (1896 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
College Station Cemetery
College Station
Brazos County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B, lot 4, space 6
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7526
Harry Warren Rip Collins
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- sjm
 Added: Feb. 26, 2016
Rip joined the Texas Rangers after his baseball career. He was elected Travis county sheriff in 1940 and served for eight years. He became police chief of Bryan in 1950 and retired from law enforcement work in 1959.
- BG
 Added: Nov. 2, 2015

- Son of Henry Warren Collins & Marie Davidson
 Added: Sep. 1, 2015
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