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Ripper Collins

Biography

A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Though small for a 1st baseman, “Ripper” Collins is a big hitter for the Gas House Gang. In 1934 Ripper clubbed 35 home runs and compiled a .615 slugging average, both numbers leading the NL. He racked up 128 RBI that year, and 122 RBI in ’35. Ripper hit .367 in the ’34 World Series against Detroit. He says he earned his nickname as a child by knocking a baseball into a fence, ripping the cover. He was a coal miner, and during a strike at the mine he gave pro ball a crack. It has turned out well. He bats from both sides and throws left. He stands 5’9” and weighs 165 pounds.

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Stats

Birth Date: February 26, 1896
Birth Location: Weatherford, TX
Death Date: May 27, 1968
Death Location: Bryan TX, USA
Weight: 205 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 19, 1920
Final Game Date: August 26, 1931
Years Played: 11
Games Played: 316
At Bats: 582
Runs: 43
Hits: 96
Doubles: 18
Triples: 4
Home Runs: 1
RBIs: 36
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 33
Batting Average: 0.165
Position: Pitcher



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