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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1931 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Pirates 1931-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 37)
Died: April 15, 1970 in New Haven, NY
Buried: Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #590. Bill Bradley… #591. Jason Thompson… #592. John Valentin… #593. RIPPER COLLINS… #594. Lloyd Moseby… #595. Alex Rios… #596. Henry Larkin… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1931 27 STL NL 89 301 279 34 84 20 10 4 59 1 18 24 .301 .350 .487 .837 118 136 3 1 3/O97
1932 28 STL NL 149 598 549 82 153 28 8 21 91 4 38 67 .279 .329 .474 .802 109 260 3 8 3O97 MVP-21
1933 29 STL NL 132 542 493 66 153 26 7 10 68 7 38 49 .310 .363 .452 .816 126 223 13 3 8 *3
1934 30 STL NL 154 662 600 116 200 40 12 35 128 2 57 50 .333 .393 .615 1.008 158 369 11 2 3 *3 MVP-6
1935 31 STL NL 150 647 578 109 181 36 10 23 122 0 65 45 .313 .385 .529 .915 139 306 5 3 1 *3 AS,MVP-21
1936 32 STL NL 103 327 277 48 81 15 3 13 48 1 48 30 .292 .399 .509 .908 144 141 4 1 1 3/O97 AS
1937 33 CHC NL 115 502 456 77 125 16 5 16 71 2 32 46 .274 .329 .436 .765 103 199 14 5 10 *3 AS
1938 34 CHC NL 143 555 490 78 131 22 8 13 61 1 54 48 .267 .344 .424 .768 108 208 13 3 8 *3
1941 37 PIT NL 49 70 62 5 13 2 2 0 11 0 6 14 .210 .279 .306 .586 65 19 0 0 2 3/O9
9 Yrs 1084 4204 3784 615 1121 205 65 135 659 18 356 373 .296 .360 .492 .852 126 1861 60 23 42
162 Game Avg. 162 628 566 92 168 31 10 20 98 3 53 56 .296 .360 .492 .852 126 278 3 6
STL (6 yrs) 777 3077 2776 455 852 165 50 106 516 15 264 265 .307 .370 .517 .887 134 1435 33 15 22
CHC (2 yrs) 258 1057 946 155 256 38 13 29 132 3 86 94 .271 .337 .430 .767 105 407 27 8 18
PIT (1 yr) 49 70 62 5 13 2 2 0 11 0 6 14 .210 .279 .306 .586 65 19 0 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1931 27 STL NL 89 301 6 0 0 4 -3 7 0.7 9 16 1.7 .508 .505 1.3 0.0 12 3/O97
1932 28 STL NL 149 598 6 -0 0 -4 -7 -5 -0.6 18 14 1.4 .497 .497 1.8 -1.1 18 3O97 MVP-21
1933 29 STL NL 132 542 16 -1 0 1 -6 11 1.1 17 27 2.9 .509 .507 2.9 -0.6 26 *3
1934 30 STL NL 154 662 48 0 0 2 -7 43 4.2 20 64 6.3 .528 .526 6.1 -0.5 62 $8,000 *3 MVP-6
1935 31 STL NL 150 647 32 1 0 0 -7 26 2.6 20 46 4.7 .517 .516 4.6 -0.7 46 *3 AS,MVP-21
1936 32 STL NL 103 327 18 0 0 0 -3 15 1.4 11 25 2.5 .514 .509 2.5 -0.3 25 3/O97 AS
1937 33 CHC NL 115 502 1 0 0 5 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.8 .501 .501 1.2 -0.0 12 *3 AS
1938 34 CHC NL 143 555 5 0 0 7 -6 6 0.5 18 24 2.4 .504 .504 1.7 -0.0 17 *3
1941 37 PIT NL 49 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 3/O9
9 Seasons 1084 4204 130 1 0 15 -45 101 9.6 132 233 23.5 .509 .508 22.0 -3.3 217 $8,000
STL (6 yrs) 777 3077 126 1 0 3 -33 97 9.5 95 192 19.5 .513 .511 19.1 -3.2 189 $8,000
CHC (2 yrs) 258 1057 6 0 0 12 -11 7 0.6 34 42 4.2 .503 .503 3.0 -0.1 30
PIT (1 yr) 49 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1931 27 STL NL WS PHA W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 30 STL NL WS DET W 7 31 30 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 .367 .387 .400 .787 12 0 0 0 0 0
1938 34 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 13 48 47 5 13 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 6 .277 .292 .298 .590 14 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 13 48 47 5 13 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 6 .277 .292 .298 .590 14 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1934 NL  6.3 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1934 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1935 NL  4.7 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1934 NL  6.1 (3rd)
1935 NL  4.6 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 NL  .310 (10th)
1934 NL  .333 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1934 NL  .393 (8th)
1935 NL  .385 (10th)
1936 NL  .399 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1934 NL  .615 (1st)
1935 NL  .529 (7th)
1936 NL  .509 (7th)
Career  .492 (129th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1934 NL  1.008 (1st)
1935 NL  .915 (6th)
1936 NL  .908 (8th)
Career  .852 (168th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 NL  600 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 NL  662 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 NL  116 (3rd)
1935 NL  109 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 NL  200 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1934 NL  369 (1st)
1935 NL  306 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1934 NL  40 (4th)
1935 NL  36 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1934 NL  12 (4th)
1935 NL  10 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 NL  21 (6th)
1934 NL  35 (1st)
1935 NL  23 (4th)
1936 NL  13 (10th)
1937 NL  16 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1932 NL  91 (8th)
1934 NL  128 (2nd)
1935 NL  122 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1934 NL  57 (10th)
1935 NL  65 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1932 NL  67 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1934 NL  158 (2nd)
1935 NL  139 (8th)
1936 NL  144 (8th)
Career  126 (235th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1934 NL  144 (1st)
1935 NL  117 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1934 NL  49 (2nd)
1935 NL  33 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1934 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1935 NL  3.2 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1932 NL  57 (10th)
1934 NL  87 (1st)
1935 NL  69 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 NL  259 (6th)
1935 NL  249 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1934 NL  .773 (2nd)
1935 NL  .716 (6th)
1936 NL  .702 (9th)
Career  .657 (182nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1933 NL  8.2 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1932 NL  26.1 (7th)
1934 NL  17.1 (2nd)
1935 NL  25.1 (5th)
1936 NL  21.3 (3rd)
1937 NL  28.5 (7th)
1938 NL  37.7 (10th)

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (289), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 70 (365), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 42 (455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (680), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (101st), 23.5 career WAR/22.3 7yr-peak WAR/22.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
193430St. Louis Cardinals$8,0003/25/67 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: James Anthony Ripper Collins

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