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Eddie Collins

Collins, Eddie (Edward Trowbridge Collins), 1887–1951, American baseball player, b. Millerton, N.Y., grad. Columbia, 1907. One of the game's great second basemen, he was active in the American League for 25 years, playing with the Philadelphia Athletics (1906–14, 1927–30) and the Chicago White Sox (1915–26). During his major league career he stole 743 bases and made 3,315 base hits for a lifetime batting average of .333. Collins was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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