Chub Collins

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Charles Augustus Collins

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Charles 'Chub' Collins was a brainy ball player, a mediocre hitter, and one of the fastest runners in America." - Sporting Life, May 30, 1914

Chub Collins, from Canada, played two seasons in the majors, batting .196 in 97 games. He was from Dundas, Ontario, a town not far from Toronto. After his major league days, he played in the International Association and in Canadian ball. He also managed in the minors at Nashua and Hamilton.

A correspondent for the May 30, 1914 issue of Sporting Life announced the death of Chub and gave a biography. The article said he had been mayor of the town of Dundas, and had also "occupied the councillor's chair in Barton township". The biography listed clubs for whom Collins had played or managed beginning in 1882 and continuing past 1898. The Dundas Star News later ran a biography of him in its January 2, 2009 issue after he was nominated for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1887 Hamilton Hams International League -- -- replaced William Stroud
replaced by Pete Wood
1890 Toronto Canucks International Association -- -- replaced by William Maddick
1896 Galt Galts Canadian League 10-16 4th
1898 Hamilton Blackbirds International League 32-26 2nd
Hamilton Blackbirds Canadian League 35-22 1st
1899 Hamilton Blackbirds Canadian League 49-43 2nd
1900 Hamilton Hams International League 28-16 1st (t)

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