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Ripper Collins

James Anthony Collins

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 30, 1904 in Altoona, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1931 (Age 27.019)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Pirates 1931-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 37.182)
Died: April 15, 1970 in New Haven, NY
Buried: Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1931 STL NL 27 1B 68 62 60 608 563 42 3 54 .995 8.90 .990 10.11
1931 STL NL 27 OF 3 1 1 10 9 0 1 0 .900 3.00 .973 2.47
1931 STL NL 27 RF 2 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 3.00 .969 2.35
1931 STL NL 27 LF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 2.20
1932 STL NL 28 1B 81 79 78 748 701 46 1 72 .999 9.22 .990 10.19 MVP-21
1932 STL NL 28 OF 60 58 57 108 96 7 5 2 .954 1.72 .976 2.52 MVP-21
1932 STL NL 28 RF 46 45 44 89 82 6 1 2 .989 1.91 .969 2.32 MVP-21
1932 STL NL 28 LF 14 13 13 19 14 1 4 0 .789 1.07 .975 2.28 MVP-21
1933 STL NL 29 1B 123 123 122 1140 1054 79 7 82 .994 9.21 .990 10.42
1934 STL NL 30 1B 154 154 154 1412 1289 110 13 115 .991 9.08 .991 10.02 MVP-6
1935 STL NL 31 1B 150 150 149 1382 1269 95 18 107 .987 9.09 .989 9.93 AS,MVP-21
1936 STL NL 32 1B 61 58 58 517 475 37 5 48 .990 8.39 .990 10.15 AS
1936 STL NL 32 OF 9 8 4 15 13 1 1 0 .933 1.56 .973 2.38 AS
1936 STL NL 32 RF 8 8 4 15 13 1 1 0 .933 1.75 .966 2.12 AS
1936 STL NL 32 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 AS
1937 CHC NL 33 1B 111 111 109 1159 1068 80 11 94 .991 10.34 .989 10.31 AS
1938 CHC NL 34 1B 135 133 127 1381 1264 111 6 118 .996 10.19 .992 10.47
1941 PIT NL 37 1B 11 4 4 76 64 8 4 5 .947 6.55 .989 10.16
1941 PIT NL 37 OF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .975 2.30
1941 PIT NL 37 RF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .970 1.93
9 Seasons 1B 894 874 861 8423 7747 608 68 695 .992 9.35 .990 10.20
4 Seasons OF 75 69 64 135 120 8 7 2 .948 1.71 .975 2.49
4 Seasons RF 59 55 50 113 103 7 3 2 .973 1.86 .969 2.27
3 Seasons LF 16 14 14 22 17 1 4 0 .818 1.13 .975 2.27
9 Seasons TOT 969 943 925 8558 7867 616 75 697 .991 8.75 .990 9.60
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1931 STL NL 27 1B
1931 STL NL 27 RF
1931 STL NL 27 LF
1932 STL NL 28 1B
1932 STL NL 28 RF
1932 STL NL 28 LF
1933 STL NL 29 1B
1934 STL NL 30 1B
1935 STL NL 31 1B
1936 STL NL 32 1B
1936 STL NL 32 RF
1936 STL NL 32 LF
1937 CHC NL 33 1B
1938 CHC NL 34 1B
1941 PIT NL 37 1B
1941 PIT NL 37 RF
9 Seasons 1B
4 Seasons RF
3 Seasons LF
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1931 STL NL 27 89 63 89 70 0 0 68 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 19 0
1932 STL NL 28 149 137 149 140 0 0 81 0 0 0 14 0 46 60 0 10 0
1933 STL NL 29 132 123 132 123 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1934 STL NL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 STL NL 31 150 150 150 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 STL NL 32 103 66 103 70 0 0 61 0 0 0 1 0 8 9 0 33 0
1937 CHC NL 33 115 111 115 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1938 CHC NL 34 143 133 143 135 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1941 PIT NL 37 49 6 49 14 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 36 0
9 Seasons 1084 943 1084 967 0 0 894 0 0 0 16 0 59 75 0 119 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1941 PIT NL 37 36 89% 83% 39% 4 75% 0 12 1 11 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 36 89% 83% 39% 4 75% 0 12 1 11 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 93% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1941 PIT NL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 41 41% 76% 10% 6 0%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 41 41% 76% 10% 6 0%
MLB Averages 45.5% 2.9% 61% 83% 30% 62%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1932 NL (21, 4%)
1934 NL (6, 40%)
1935 NL (21, 3%)
0.47 Career Shares (474th)

Putoutss c a p y
1934 NL  1,289 (4th)
1935 NL  1,269 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1934 NL  154 (1st)
1935 NL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1934 NL  1,289 (4th)
1935 NL  1,269 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  79 (5th)
1934 NL  110 (1st)
1935 NL  95 (4th)
1938 NL  111 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1934 NL  13 (4th)
1935 NL  18 (3rd)
1937 NL  11 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1932 NL  72 (5th)
1934 NL  115 (2nd)
1935 NL  107 (3rd)
1938 NL  118 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  10.34 (4th)
1938 NL  10.19 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  .994 (2nd)
1934 NL  .991 (4th)
1935 NL  .987 (5th)
1937 NL  .991 (4th)
1938 NL  .996 (1st)

                           

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