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Full Name: Joseph Edward Collins Primary Position: 1B,OF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: September 25, 1948
Birthdate: December 3, 1922 Final Game: September 29, 1957
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 9 years
Died: August 30, 1989
Deathplace: Union, New Jersey
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Joseph Edward "Joe" Collins (December 3, 1922 - August 30, 1989) (born Joseph Edward Kollonige) was a Major League Baseball player. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

On September 25, 1948 he began his major league career playing for the New York Yankees, wearing uniform number 42. The next year he was given number 41, which he wore from 1949 through 1952. From 1953 to his retirement in 1957 he wore uniform number 15. He played primarily as a first baseman (715 games), with a few games in right field and a very small number of games in other outfield positions (total number of games as an outfielder: 114). His last game was on September 29, 1957. His entire major league career was spent with the Yankees. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies at the start of the 1958 season, but chose to retire rather than join the Phillies, thus cancelling the trade.

He died in Union, New Jersey.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1948 NY A 5 5 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1949 NY A 7 10 2 1 0 4 .100 .438 .100 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
1950 NY A 108 205 47 48 8 28 .234 .335 .420 8 3 31 34 0 3 5 0 4
1951 NY A 125 262 52 75 9 48 .286 .368 .458 8 5 34 23 0 2 9 0 6
1952 NY A 122 428 69 120 18 59 .280 .364 .481 16 8 55 47 1 5 4 0 11
1953 NY A 127 387 72 104 17 44 .269 .365 .439 11 2 59 36 0 4 2 0 6
1954 NY A 130 343 67 93 12 46 .271 .365 .446 20 2 51 37 0 4 2 0 5
1955 NY A 105 278 40 65 13 45 .234 .339 .414 9 1 44 32 2 3 0 2 7
1956 NY A 100 262 38 59 7 43 .225 .313 .347 5 3 34 33 1 1 3 2 5
1957 NY A 79 149 17 30 2 10 .201 .310 .248 1 0 24 18 0 0 2 2 4
Total 908 2329 404 596 86 329 .256 .350 .421 79 24 338 263 4 22 27 6 48

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1949 NY A 1B 5 0 0 23 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .920
1950 NY A 1B 99 0 0 480 36 7 62 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1950 NY A OF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1951 NY A OF 15 0 0 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1951 NY A 1B 114 0 0 556 56 8 65 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1952 NY A 1B 119 0 0 1047 73 11 123 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1953 NY A OF 4 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1953 NY A 1B 113 0 0 826 65 10 100 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1954 NY A 1B 117 0 0 759 60 7 105 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1955 NY A OF 27 0 0 50 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1955 NY A 1B 73 0 0 395 42 1 63 0 0 0 0 0 .998
1956 NY A OF 51 0 0 95 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1956 NY A 1B 43 0 0 251 30 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 NY A 1B 32 23 205 218 14 3 23 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1957 NY A CF 2 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 NY A OF 15 8 79 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 NY A LF 2 2 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 NY A RF 11 5 52 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 715 23 205 4555 376 49 580 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total OF 114 8 79 192 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total CF 2 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total RF 11 5 52 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 2 2 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Yankees (1939).
  • Sold by New York Yankees to Philadelphia Phillies (March 20, 1958).

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