May 25, 1966 |
Buffalo, New York
|April 12, 1990, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 2002, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||482|
|Career highlights and awards|
Hollins was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 6th round of the 1987 amateur draft. After spending three seasons in the Padres' minor league system, he was picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies in the rule 5 draft after the 1989 season. He spent six seasons with the Phillies, and was a member of their National League pennant winning team in 1993. During that same year, Hollins was also a member of the National League All-Star team. In 1996, Hollins was traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Mariners for a player-to-be-named-later. That player turned out to be David Ortiz. He returned briefly to the Phillies in 2002, making their 25-man roster. However, he only had 17 at bats for the team and two hits before he was placed on the disabled list due to harmful spider bites that aggravated his diabetes. On May 21, 2003, he announced his retirement.
Hollins spent the 2005 season as the hitting coach for the Binghamton Mets, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets in the Class AA Eastern League, and he is now a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Hollins has been named a member of the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Mandel, Ken (2003-05-21). "Notes: Hollins officially retires". Phillies.MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "Hollins, Garcia elected to Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- MLB draft: Detroit Tigers eventually pick a southpaw - Michigan's Trent Szkutnik freep.com, June 7, 2014