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Eddie Collins

Test your baseball knowledge of Eddie Collins.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Edward Trowbridge Collins, Sr. was born on May 2, 1887 in Millerton, New York.Eddie Collins

  • True or False?

2) He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. 
What college did Collins graduate of from?

  1. Harvard
  2. Columbia
  3. Penn State
  4. Oxford

3) He made his MLB debut on September 17, 1906.  
What team did he play for?

  1. Philadelphia Athletics
  2. Baltimore Orioles
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Detroit Tigers

4) Collins was part of the so-called "$100,000 infield" (and the highest-paid of the quartet) which propelled the team to four American League (AL) pennants and three World Series titles between 1910 and 1914.

  • True or False?

5) What year was he named the American League’s Most Valuable Player?

  1. 1912
  2. 1914
  3. 1916
  4. 1918

6) He was part of the notorious "Black Sox" team that threw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds; Collins was not part of the conspiracy and played honestly.

  • True or False?

7) What was his nickname?

  1. Hey Boy
  2. Shorty
  3. Cocky
  4. Pokey

8) His last MLB game was August 2, 1930 for the Philadelphia Athletics. 
Who did the Athletics play?

  1. Boston Red Sox
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Detroit Tigers
  4. Washington Senators

9) What year was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1939
  2. 1941
  3. 1943
  4. 1953

10) What was his career batting average?

  1. .273
  2. .293
  3. .313
  4. .333

11) He died on March 25, 1951 (aged 63) in Boston, Massachusetts. 
What was the cause of death?

  1. Lung cancer
  2. Cerebral hemorrhage
  3. Boating accident
  4. Aircraft crash

12) Where is Eddie Collins buried?

  1. Agudas Achim Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts
  2. Bear Hill Cemetery, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
  3. Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Waltham, Massachusetts
  4. Linwood Cemetery, Weston, Massachusetts

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Eddie Collins [Answers]

1) True . 2) B. 3) A. 4) True 5) B. 6) True 7) C. 8) A. 9) A. 10) D. 11) B. 12) D.Angels on your pillow

 
 


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