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Terry Lee Collins
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.
- School Eastern Michigan University
 Biographical Information
Terry Collins was drafted in the 19th round of the 1971 amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. An infielder, he played in the minors throughout the 1970s, reaching AAA and spending six years at that level. Prior to enterring the draft, Collins led the Eastern Michigan Hurons in steals for each of his four seasons with the team between 1968 and 1971 and as a shortstop helped lead the team to the 1970 NAIA national title. Collins took home the Outstanding Defensive Player title from the NAIA tournament. He was elected into the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.
After retiring, Collins was a minor league manager for 11 years before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates as a coach in 1992 and 1993. He served as the Houston Astros manager from 1994 to 1996. He then moved to the Anaheim Angels as skipper in 1997 and held that job for three years, until 1999. In both cities, he regularly brought his club into second place, but never managed to reach the postseason. Collins was a major league advance scout for the Chicago Cubs in 2000. He then spent 2001 as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays coaching staff.
After the 2006 season, Collins, then farm director for the Los Angeles Dodgers, became manager of the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League. He retired from that role in May of 2008, saying he lacked the "fire" needed, and was replaced by Daijiro Ohishi.
Collins replaced Jim Lefebvre as manager of the Chinese national team between the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Baseball Classic. He guided China to a 1-2 record in the 2009 WBC, including their second win ever over the Taiwan national team. At the end of that season he was hired by the New York Mets to be their minor league field coordinator, then was chosen to succeed Jerry Manuel as the team's manager in 2011.
|Houston Astros Manager
|Anaheim Angels Manager
|New York Mets Manager