Ripper Collins
James Anthony "Ripper" Collins (March 30, 1904 – April 15, 1970) was a Major League Baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, he grew up in nearby Nanty Glo, where he was a standout in sandlot baseball in his youth. Collins started his professional baseball career in 1923. He played in various minor leagues for eight seasons until 1930, when he hit .376 with 40 home runs for the Rochester Red Wings of the International League. His 180 runs batted in set an IL record.
For that performance, Collins was called up to the majors. As a member of the Gashouse Gang Cardinals teams, Collins had a breakout season in 1934 with 35 home runs (a league-leading total), 128 runs batted in, and a .333 batting average. He also hit .367 in the World Series, which the Cardinals won in seven games.
Collins is the only first baseman to have twice recorded no putouts in a nine-inning game - once for the Cardinals in 1935, and again for the Cubs in 1937. Between his time with the Cubs and the Pirates, Collins spent two years with the Los Angeles Angels, and played in 346 games during that time.
Collins played in the Pacific Coast League and Eastern League after his major league career was over. In 1944, he was named Minor League Player of the Year while with Albany of the Eastern League. That season – at the age of 40 – he managed to hit .396 with a league-leading 40 doubles.

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Ripper Collins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Anthony "Ripper" Collins (March 30, 1904 – April 15, 1970) was a Major League Baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and ...
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Ripper Collins Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
Career: 135 HR, .296 BA, 659 RBI, 1B/RF, 3xAllStar, Cardinals/Cubs/... 1931- 1941, b:B/t:L, 1x HR Leader, born in Unite. 1904, died 1970.
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Rip Collins Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
Career: 108-82, 3.99 ERA, 569 SO, P, Tigers/Browns/... 1920-1931, t:R, born in Unite. 1896, died 1968.
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Ripper Collins - Online World of Wrestling
Title History. NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Johnny Barend defeating Bearcat Wright & Luther Lindsay (January 4, 1966);; NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title ...
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Wrestlers - 50th State Big Time Wrestling
FRIDAY was then hired by Ripper Collins and started to wrestle again in addition to being COLLINS' bodyguard. In FRIDAY's first match, he was defeated by ...
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Ripper Collins murdered? - HawaiiThreads.com
Once again I've heard this old rumor that Collins was beaten to death and dumped in a dumpster near where he lived (Waipahu?). There's 0 to ...
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Ripper Collins » Statistics » Batting | FanGraphs Baseball
Ripper Collins career batting statistics for Major League, Minor League, and postseason baseball.
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Though he was married to a woman wrestler at one time, the late Ripper Collins was a legend behind closed locker room doors, known for his switch hitting so to  ...
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CAGEMATCH Team · About CAGEMATCH · Ripper Collins (Independent, 197x). Ripper Collins. Deceased. Also known as Roy Collins, Pretty Boy Collins ...
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James Anthony "Ripper" Collins (March 30, 1904 – April 15, 1970) was a Major League Baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and ...
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Harry Warren (Rip) Collins (February 26, 1896 — May 27, 1968) was an ... Attending Texas A&M University, Collins was a four-sport star, chiefly known for his ...
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The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels
Greg Oliver, 2007
“It was racial profiling at its best, with Ripper saying he was going to destroy the slow-witted Samoans or Hawaiians.” Given the extended interview time on the hour-and-a-half TV show in Hawaii, Collins really had a place to shine. Despite his ...
The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History
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Robert W. Cohen, 2013
House Gang” teams of the early 1930s, james “Ripper” Collins spent eight long years in the minor leagues before he finally arrived in St. Louis in 1931. Once he did, however, Collins quickly established himself as one of the team's most potent  ...
Jack the Ripper's Black Magic Rituals
Jack the Ripper's Black Magic Rituals
2003
For more than a century, the horrific, fascinating mystery of Jack the Ripper has endured. The ghastly crimes of the world's most notorious serial killer have gone down in history as the most nauseating acts one man could ever inflict upon his fellow human beings; and since they were committed, contemporary sleuths have spent many lifetimes at...
The Cardinals Encyclopedia
The Cardinals Encyclopedia
Mike Eisenbath, 1999
The Cardinals sent six players to the 1935 All-Star Game (from left): utility infielder Burgess Whitehead, player-manager Frankie Frisch, third baseman Pepper Martin, first baseman Ripper Collins, outfielder Joe Medwick, and pitcher Dizzy ...
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John Snyder
aPril 13 aPril 15 May 1 May 9 May 11 May 15 May 18 June 1 Collins hit a home run and Ray Blades contributed three hits. ... Ripper Collins hits a homer and three doubles, but the Cardinals lose 9–7 to the Pirates at Sportsman's Park. James ...
The Baseball Hall of ShameTM: The Best of Blooperstown
The Baseball Hall of ShameTM: The Best of Blooperstown
Bruce Nash, Allan Zullo, 2012
Pinch Hitter · St. Louis, NL · March, 1933 St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Ripper Collins was looking to have a little fun during an exhibition game. But it was no laughing matter to the umpire. Collins was called on to pinch-hit during a 1933 ...
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Johnny Mize was a distant cousin of Ty Cobb and was related through marriage to Babe Ruth. This doesn’t have much to do with his greatness as a player, but it’s impressive.
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Professionals Actor Lewis Collins Dies, Aged 67 | TheNewsReports.com
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Lewis Collins (1946 – 2013)
Being a child of the 70's and 80's, The Professionals was an integral part of my weekend viewing for several years. Containing well choreographed fights,
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The Long Goodbye of Detroit’s Lions & Tigers Legend “Rip” Collins
Charles F. “Rip” Collins wasn’t very newsworthy today. For one of the few times I’ve known him over what has become — if I dare to look back across enough […]
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Mississippi Wrestling Memories: "Pretty Boy" Ripper Collins, Greenwood, Ms. TV, What Could Go Wrong?
L-R Superstar and "Pretty Boy"So far I have talked on the serious side about the background of ICW Wrestling and given my opinion, for what it's worth, on a few folks and a couple of promotions, and I want you to know that anything I write about will be from my own personal experiences and not from the many things I have heard or know of. That being said, I am going to switch to the lighter side of behind-the-scenes incidents that can and do happen in the wrestling business which the fans never see, or, in this case, lots of folks in the Greenwood, Mississippi TV viewing area DID see! If you were one of those lucky ones, you will never forget.
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Rip Collins was one-of-a-kind hitter for Cardinals | RetroSimba
It's difficult to imagine Albert Pujols or Matt Holliday leading the Cardinals in sacrifice bunts in a season. But the Cardinals' top slugger once also was their most effective bunter among everyday players. Rip Collins, a first baseman and outfielder, paced the 1932 Cardinals in home runs (21) and tied with pitcher Dizzy Dean for the team…
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Lewis Collins RIP
Very very sad news just breaking,heard on BBC R2 news just now! http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-11-28/the-professionals-actor-lewis-collins-dies-aged-67/
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A Shroud of Thoughts: Lewis Collins R.I.P.
Lewis Collins, who may have been best known for starring the TV show The Professionals, died 27 November 2013 at the age of 67. The cause was cancer.
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The mother of Jahi McMath pleaded for prayers and time to keep her daughter on a ventilator past Monday, when a temporary restraining order barring a hospital from disconnecting life support expires. A judge ruled Friday to keep Jahi on a ventilator and continue giving her intravenous fluids through Monday, when a court-approved neurologist will examine the girl for any signs of brain activity. "There is absolutely no medical possibility that (Jahi's) condition is reversible or that she will someday recover from death," declarations from the doctors said. [...] there is no medical justification to provide any further medical treatment whatsoever to (her).
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Vale: Lewis Collins | TV Tonight
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