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 Harry Warren “Rip” Collins

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Harry Warren “Rip” Collins Famous memorial

Birth
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Death
27 May 1968 (aged 72)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial
College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Plot
Section B/004/006
Memorial ID
7526 View Source

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.

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 ID: 7526
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7526/harry-warren-collins: accessed ), memorial page for Harry Warren “Rip” Collins (26 Feb 1896–27 May 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7526, citing College Station Cemetery, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.