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Collins was known for his steady bat and speed. He broke into the Majors in 1906 with the Philadelphia Athletics and work his way to full time play by 1909. That season, he had a .347 batting average and 67 steals. The following year, Collins stole a career-high 81 bases and won his first of four World Series championships.
Collins moved to the Chicago White Sox in 1915, where he continued to post top-ten batting and stolen base numbers. He returned to the Athletics in 1927 and retired after the 1930 season. Later, he served as the general manager for the Boston Red Sox. With the BoSox Collins helped rebuild the team, and was instrumental in the signings of Bobby Doerr and Ted Williams.
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