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Eddie "Cocky" Collins

5/2/1887-3/25/1951
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 175
Throws: Right
Bats: Left

Played For

1906-1914: Philadelphia Athletics
1915-1926: Chicago White Sox
1927-1930: Philadelphia Athletics

Statistics
Regular Season
YearDivisionTeamGABAVGOBPSLGOBP+RSBHRRBI
1906ALPhiladelphia Athletics615.200.200.200242100
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Post Season

Career Rankings

Batting Average: 27th (.333)
Runs: 17th (1,821)
Steals: 8th (741)
On-Base Percentage: 12th (.424)
WAR (overall): 14th (118.5)
WAR (position players): 11th (118.5)
Hits: 10th (3,315)

Yearly Rankings

Batting Average: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 8th
Runs: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Steals: 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 8th, 10th, 10th
On-Base Percentage:
Runs Batted In:
WAR (overall):
WAR (position players):
Italics indicate a year Collins led with the NL or AL

Records

Holds the MLB record for the most games played by a second baseman.
Holds the MLB record for the most sacrifice hits.
Holds the MLB record for the most assists by a second baseman.
Second most putouts by a second baseman.


Awards

World Series Champion (1910, 1911, 1913, 1917)
AL Pennant Champion (1914, 1919)
AL MVP (1914)

Voting Records*

AL MVP
1911: 3rd, 50% - lost to Ty Cobb
1912: 6th, 28%
1913: 3rd, 47% - lost to Walter Johnson
1914: 1st, 98%
1922: 5th, 28%
1923: 2nd, 57% - lost to Babe Ruth
1924: 2nd, 77% - lost to Walter Johnson
*All star game began after Collins' career

Miscellaneous

Highest paid member of the "$100,000 infield" that also featured Home Run Baker.
In 1914, Collins was offered a 5-year guaranteed contract from Connie Mack - the longest ever at that time.
In 1915, Collins was sold for $50,000 - the highest ever at that time.
For three years, Collins was the player-manager of the Chicago White Sox.
To date, Collins is the only MLB player to play for two teams for at least 12 seasons each.
In 1999, he ranked number 24 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Under the win shares statistical rating system created by baseball historian and analyst Bill James, Collins was the greatest second baseman of all time.
Collins was a graduate of Columbia University at a time when few Major League players had attended college.
According to this metric, Collins was the best 2nd baseman of the Dead Ball Era and the 4th best batter in the Dead Ball Era (behind Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, and Honus Wagner).
That same metric places him as the 30th best hitter of all time and the 3rd best 2nd baseman


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