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Eddie Collins

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics

Played 13 seasons at 2B for the Athletics (1906-14, 1927-30)

Considered one of the greatest second baseman in baseball history

Known as a slap hitter with great bat control and patience

Along with Ty Cobb, was the best base stealer of his era

Part of Connie Mack’s famous $100,000 infield

Batted over .300 in six consecutive seasons with the Athletics (1909-14)

Led all players by batting .429 in the World Series victory over the Cubs (1910)

Established a World Series record with 14 career Stolen Bases

Career stats with the Athletics: .337 AVG, 756 R, 1308 H, 496 RBI, 377 SB, .407 OB%

Career fielding stats with the Athletics: .963 F%, 5545 TC, 2508 PO, 2831 A, 387 DP

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Batting with the Athletics

4 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Runs with the Athletics

3 time AL leader in Runs (1912-14)

5 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Hits with the Athletics

2 times finished in the AL Top 5 in RBI with the Athletics

3 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Total Bases with the Athletics

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in On Base % with the Athletics

2 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Slugging % with the Athletics

1 time led the AL in Singles (1913)

1 time led the AL in Stolen Bases with the Athletics (1910)

2 times led the AL in Fielding % at 2B with the Athletics (1909, 1910)

4 times led the AL in Putouts at 2B with the Athletics (1909-12)

3 times led the AL in Assists at 2B with the Athletics (1909, 1910, 1913)

3 times led the AL in Double Plays at 2B with the Athletics (1909, 1910, 1912)

Holds the Athletics single game record for Stolen Bases with 6 (9/11/12 + 9/22/12)

Current rank on Athletics Career Leaders

  • 3rd in AVG [.337]
  • 4th in 3B [85]
  • 3rd in SB [377]
  • 6th in OB% [.407]

Current rank amongst Athletics Second Basemen

  • 3rd in Total Chances [5347]
  • 3rd in Putouts [2413]
  • 3rd in Assists [2745]
  • 6th in DP [379]

Shares AL record for most seasons leading the league in Double Plays at 2B with 5

Holds the AL record for career Putouts at 2B with 6256

Holds the MLB record for career Chances at 2B with 14,156

Holds the MLB record for career Assists at 2B with 7630

Current rank on the MLB Career Leaders

  • 28th in AVG [.333]
  • 15th in R [1821]
  • 10th in H [3315]
  • 12th in 3B [187]
  • 18th in BB [1499]
  • 7th in SB [744]
  • 14th in OB% [.424]
  • 3rd in Singles [2643]

Named AL MVP (1914)

4 time AL Champion with the Athletics (1910-11, 1913-14)

3 time World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Athletics (1910-11,1913)

Ranked 24th on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players (1999)

Nominee for Major League Baseball’s All-Century Team (1999)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1939)

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