Steve Collins (minors01)
Stephen C. Collins
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 165 lb.
- Born ~1918
Collins played in the minor leagues from 1942 to 1952 as an infielder including a three year stint as the player-manager for the Kinston Eagles of the Coastal Plain League (1947-1949). At the time, the Eagles were an affiliate of the Atlanta Crackers. Collins' squads were able to capture the Coastal Plain League crown in 1947 and made it to the championship series in the other two years. Contributing greatly to these teams was Collins himself who hit .353 with 91 RBI in 1947 and .311 with 90 RBI in 1948. He was named to the Coastal Plain League All-Star team for each of those seasons.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Kinston Eagles||Coastal Plain League||74-65||2nd||League Champs|
|1948||Kinston Eagles||Coastal Plain League||80-59||2nd||Lost League finals|
|1949||Kinston Eagles||Coastal Plain League||74-64||2nd||Lost League finals|
|1950||Moultrie Cubs||Georgia-Florida League||--||--||replaced by James Trew|
|Wilmington Pirates||Tobacco State League||6th||replaced Red Teague|
|1952||New Bern Bears||Coastal Plain League||8th||replaced John Pavlich|
- Gaunt, Robert, We Would Have Played Forever: The Story of the Coastal Plain Baseball League (Baseball America, Inc. - 1997) ISBN 0-945-16402-5