Wilson Collins

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Wilson Collins
Wilson Collins.jpg
Born: (1889-05-07)May 7, 1889
Pulaski, Tennessee
Died: February 28, 1941(1941-02-28) (aged 51)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1913, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1914, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .263
Runs batted in 1
Fielding percentage .926
Putouts 25

Cyril Wilson Collins (May 7, 1889 – February 28, 1941) was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at left field for the Boston Braves in the 1913 and 1914 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m), 165 lb., Collins Batted and threw right-handed. A native of Pulaski, Tennessee, he attended Vanderbilt University. He was a member of both the football and baseball teams there. Edwin Pope's Football's Greatest Coaches reads "A lightning-swift backfield of Lew Hardage, Wilson Collins, Ammie Sikes, and Ray Morrison pushed Vandy through 1911 with only a 9-8 loss to Michigan." The Atlanta Constitution voted it the best backfield in the South.[1]

In a two-season career, Collins was a .263 hitter (10-for-38) with five runs and one RBI in 43 games. He did not hit have any extra-base hits. In 28 outfield appearances, he committed two errors in 27 chances for a collective .926 fielding percentage.

Collins died in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the age of 51.


  1. ^ Charles Weatherby. "Wilson Collins". The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series: 13. 

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