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Full name: Edward Trowbridge Collins Jr.
Born: Nov. 23, 1916 in Lausdowne, Pa.
Died: Nov. 2, 2000
Debut: 1939 | Pos: OF
H: 5-10 | W: 175 | B: L | T: R
 

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB AVE
3 132 274 41 66 0 16 4 .241

>> Visit the Eddie Collins Jr. biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Eddie Collins Jr., the son of a Hall of Famer and an outfielder with the Athletics, died on Nov. 2, 2000.

Collins Jr. played in 132 games at the Major League level.  He drove in 16 runs and had a career average of .241.

Collins father, Eddie Collins, is in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, as well as his father-in-law, Herb Pennock.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was involved in the battles of the Philippine Sea, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

In 1989, Collins Jr. was inducted in the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2000, Eddie Jr. was on-hand at the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s baseball stamps. One of the stamps depicted his father Eddie.