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 Harry Warren “Rip” Collins

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Harry Warren “Rip” Collins

  • Birth 26 Feb 1896 Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
  • Death 27 May 1968 Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
  • Burial College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section B, lot 4, space 6
  • Memorial ID 7526

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Warren “Rip” Collins (26 Feb 1896–27 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7526, citing College Station Cemetery, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .