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 Eddie Collins

Eddie Collins

Original Name Edward Trowbridge
Birth
Millerton, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 25 Mar 1951 (aged 63)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 2748 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Millerton, New York, at age 19, he joined the Philadelphia Athletics as a second baseman in 1906. From 1910 to 1914, with the A's he won four of five AL pennants and three World Titles, After the 1914 season, he was sold to the Chicago White Sox where he played for the next twelve seasons including the 1919 Word Series Black Sox Scandal. In 1924, he was named player manager of the Sox and guided them to winning records. He was released by Chicago following the 1926 season and rejoined on the A's as a coach and player, mostly as a pinch-hitter. He ended his career with a .333 batting average, 3315 hits, 47 homeruns, 1300 runs batted in and holds the American League record for service, at 25 seasons. In 1939, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. He died in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2748
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Collins (2 May 1887–25 Mar 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2748, citing Linwood Cemetery, Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .