Eddie Collins

Birthdate 5/2/1887
Death Date 3/25/1951
Debut Year 1906
Year of Induction 1939
Teams Athletics, White Sox
Position Second Base

Eddie Collins is 13th all time in career Wins Above Replacement and 10th among positions players. The 1914 MVP finished with 3,315 hits.

In the collection:

Eddie Collins signature on document assigning Gehrig-replacement  Babe Dahlgren to the minors

Eddie Collins signature on document assigning Gehrig-replacement Babe Dahlgren to the minors

The signature of Eddie Collins is relatively available due to his role as Boston executive from 1933-1946, however documents such as this one with relevance to a historically significant player rarely surface.
Former MLB player Eddie Collins Jr. remembers his dad

Former MLB player Eddie Collins Jr. remembers his dad

A three-year Major Leaguer in his own right, Eddie Collins Jr. played 132 games, mostly as an outfielder. In the collection is a handwritten letter from the younger Collins remember his father, the Hall of Fame player.
Clark Griffith writes to Eddie Collins in 1926; Collins replies

Clark Griffith writes to Eddie Collins in 1926; Collins replies

As owner of the Washington Senators, Clark Griffith fielded many offers for trades. In this letter of November 29, 1926 Griffith writes to fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Collins expressing his sorrow that Collins was deposed as manager

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