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James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American League's best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ...

Jimmy Collins (center, below) with infielders Bobby Lowe, Fred Tenney and Herman Long
Jimmy Collins (center, below) with infielders Bobby Lowe, Fred Tenney and Herman Long

Collins joined the league in 1895 as a member of the Louisville Colonels, but would finish the season with the Boston Beaneaters. Infield of the 1900 Boston Beaneaters baseball team Clockwise from left: Bobby Lowe, Fred Tenney, Herman Long, Jimmy Collins This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Bobby Lowe (left) with infield teammates Fred Tenney (top), Herman Long (right) and Jimmy Collins (below) Robert Lincoln Lowe (July 10, 1865 - December 8, 1951), called Bobby Lowe and nicknamed Link, was a Major League Baseball player and manager who played for the Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), Chicago Cubs (1902... Frederick Tenney (November 26, 1871 - July 3, 1952) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Beaneaters/Doves/Braves (1894-1907, 1911) and New York Giants (1908-1909). ... Categories: Stub | Baseball players | Major league shortstops | Kansas City Cowboys players | Boston Beaneaters players | New York Highlanders players | Detroit Tigers players | Philadelphia Phillies players | 1866 births | 1909 deaths ... See also: 1894 in sports, 1896 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First real autorace, from Paris to Bordeaux. ... The Louisville Colonels were a baseball team that played in the American Association until 1891, first as the Louisville Eclipse (1882- 1884) and later as the Louisville Colonels (1885 -1891). ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Collins asserted himself as a skilled player in 1897 when he held a .346 batting average and knocked in 132 runs. He followed with an equally impressive 1898 season, in which he hit .328, drove in 111 runs and belted a league-high 15 home runs. However it was his defense that made him a star. He was best known for his ability to field a bunt and is regarded as a huge pioneer of the modern defensive play of a thirdbasemen. See also: 1896 in sports, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized France from Nice to La Turbie. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... See also: 1897 in sports, 1899 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Fitzroy wins the 2nd VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 5. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball or fastpitch softball. ...


Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1901 as a player and a manager. He led the team to the World Series title in 1903 and the American League pennant in 1904. The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... See also: 1900 in sports, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held in 1903. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... 1903 World Series Poster The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Red Sox) against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing 5 games to 3. ... See also: 1903 in sports, 1905 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball May 5: Boston Americans ace Cy Young pitched the second of his three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and pitcher Rube Waddell (the final batter he faced). ...


Collins was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1907 and retired there after the 1908 season. He finished his career with 65 home runs, 1055 runs, 983 RBI and a .294 batting average. This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... See also: 1906 in sports, 1908 in sports and the list of years in sports. ... See also: 1907 in sports, other events of 1908, 1909 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to one, in the World Series. ...


Collins was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945, and was the first player chosen primarily as a third baseman. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1944 and next election: 1946 The 1945 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame included the first regular election to be conducted in three years, and only the second since 1939; in that year, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) had moved to...


Jimmy Collins is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, New York.


See also

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the career of former Boston Red Sox players. ...

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Jimmy Collins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Collins joined the league in 1895 as a member of the Louisville Colonels, but would finish the season with the Boston Beaneaters.
Collins asserted himself as a skilled player in 1897 when he held a.346 batting average and knocked in 132 runs.
Collins was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1907 and retired there after the 1908 season.
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