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Full Name: James Joseph Collins Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/178 First Game: April 19, 1895
Birthdate: January 16, 1870 Final Game: August 29, 1908
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York MLB Experience: 14 years
Died: March 6, 1943
Deathplace: Buffalo, New York
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945


Biography

Jimmy Collins (James Joseph Collins) was born on January 16, 1870 in Buffalo, New York. He made his Major League debut on April 19, 1895 for the Louisville Colonels. In 1895, his rookie year, he hit .273 with 7 home runs and 57 RBI. Collins played for the Louisville Colonels, Boston Beaneaters, Boston Americans and Philadelphia Athletics over the course of his 14 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Jimmy Collins's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1898, when he slugged 15 home runs, hit for a .328 average and knocked in 111 runs. However, others believe that it was 1901, when he hit for a .332 average and knocked in 94 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1895 LOU N 96 373 65 104 6 49 .279 .352 .399 17 5 33 16 9 3 12 0 0
1895 BOS N 11 38 10 8 1 8 .211 .302 .368 3 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0
1895 TOT N 107 411 75 112 7 57 .273 .347 .397 20 5 37 20 10 4 12 0 0
1896 BOS N 84 304 48 90 1 46 .296 .374 .398 10 9 30 12 8 8 10 0 0
1897 BOS N 134 529 103 183 6 132 .346 .400 .482 28 13 41 0 7 8 14 0 0
1898 BOS N 152 597 107 196 15 111 .328 .377 .479 35 5 40 0 7 13 12 0 0
1899 BOS N 151 599 98 166 5 92 .277 .335 .386 28 11 40 0 12 9 12 0 0
1900 BOS N 142 586 104 178 6 95 .304 .352 .394 25 5 34 0 10 9 23 0 0
1901 BOS A 138 564 108 187 6 94 .332 .375 .495 42 16 34 0 5 12 19 0 0
1902 BOS A 108 429 71 138 6 61 .322 .360 .459 21 10 24 0 2 19 18 0 0
1903 BOS A 130 540 88 160 5 72 .296 .329 .448 33 17 24 0 2 13 23 0 0
1904 BOS A 156 631 85 171 3 67 .271 .306 .379 33 13 27 0 5 13 19 0 0
1905 BOS A 131 508 66 140 4 65 .276 .330 .370 26 5 37 0 4 9 18 0 0
1906 BOS A 37 142 17 39 1 16 .275 .295 .408 8 4 4 0 0 2 1 0 0
1907 PHI A 100 364 38 99 0 35 .272 .331 .330 21 0 24 0 8 9 4 0 0
1907 BOS A 41 158 13 46 0 10 .291 .333 .342 8 0 10 0 0 6 4 0 0
1907 TOT A 141 522 51 145 0 45 .278 .332 .333 29 0 34 0 8 15 8 0 0
1908 PHI A 115 433 34 94 0 30 .217 .258 .263 14 3 20 0 4 13 5 0 0
Total NL 770 3026 535 925 40 533 .306 .364 .425 146 48 222 32 54 51 83 0 0
Total AL 956 3769 520 1074 25 450 .285 .327 .396 206 68 204 0 30 96 111 0 0
Total 1726 6795 1055 1999 65 983 .294 .343 .409 352 116 426 32 84 147 194 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1895 LOU N OF 18 0 0 40 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1895 LOU N 2B 2 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1895 LOU N 3B 77 0 0 131 181 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1895 LOU N SS 1 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1895 BOS N OF 10 0 0 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .714
1895 TOT N OF 28 0 0 49 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .898
1895 TOT N RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1896 BOS N 3B 80 0 0 134 207 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1896 BOS N SS 4 0 0 7 11 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1897 BOS N 3B 134 0 0 214 303 47 20 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1898 BOS N 3B 152 0 0 243 332 42 20 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1899 BOS N 3B 151 0 0 217 376 36 23 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1900 BOS N SS 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1900 BOS N 3B 141 0 0 251 329 40 21 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1901 BOS A 3B 138 0 0 203 328 50 24 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1902 BOS A 3B 107 0 0 143 255 19 14 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1903 BOS A 3B 130 0 0 178 260 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1904 BOS A 3B 156 0 0 191 320 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1905 BOS A 3B 131 0 0 164 268 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1906 BOS A 3B 32 0 0 43 70 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 .911
1907 PHI A 3B 98 0 0 97 185 30 11 0 0 0 0 0 .904
1907 BOS A 3B 41 0 0 46 72 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 .874
1907 TOT A 3B 139 0 0 143 257 47 13 0 0 0 0 0 .895
1908 PHI A 3B 115 0 0 117 216 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 .928
Total 3B 1683 0 0 2372 3702 465 225 0 0 0 0 0 .929
Total OF 28 0 0 49 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .898
Total 2B 2 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 6 0 0 10 16 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .788

Transactions

  • Sold by Buffalo (Eastern) to Boston Beaneaters for $500 (November 14, 1894).
  • Loaned to Louisville Colonels by Boston Beaneaters (May 19, 1895).
  • Returned to Boston Beaneaters (1896).
  • Traded by Boston Americans to Philadelphia Athletics in exchange for John Knight (June 7, 1907).

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