Jimmy Collins

Jimmy Collins

Original Name James Joseph Collins
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 6 Mar 1943 (aged 73)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Lackawanna, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 274, G-4
Memorial ID 11674 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was widely regarded as being the best third baseman of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. On April 19, 1895, he made his debut with the Louisville Colonels and finished the season with the Boston Beaneaters. For fourteen seasons, he played with the Louisville Colonels for part of the 1895 season, Boston Beaneaters (1895-1900), Boston Americans (1901-07) and Philidelphia Philles in 1908. As a player-manager for the Boston Americans, he led the team to a World Series title in 1903 and the American League pennant in 1904. He was the National League homerun champion in 1898, had 5 seasons with a .300 plus batting average, 2 seasons with 100 plus runs batted in and 4 seasons with 100 plus runs scored. He ended his career with a record of 1999 hits, 1055 runs scored, 65 homeruns, 983 runs batted in. a .294 batting average and a .929 fielding percentage. He died at age 73 in Buffalo, New York and was posthumolousy inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first to be chosen primarily as a third baseman in 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 11 Aug 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11674
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Collins (16 Jan 1870–6 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11674, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .