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Joe Collins

Joseph Edward Collins
born Joseph Edward Kollonige

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 3, 1922 in Scranton, PA
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1948 (Age 25.297, 8,134th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1948-1957

Last Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 34.300)   vs. BOS 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: August 30, 1989 in Union, NJ
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Joe Collins: 88 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 5 tying, 29 go ahead, 6 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
NYY88
 
vs RHP82
vs LHP6
 
Home51
Away37
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev19
Low Lev49
7 Opps
CLE19
BOS18
DET15
BAL/SLB12
CHW12
PHA/KCA8
WSH4
53 Pitchers
Ellis Kinder7
Bob Lemon7
Early Wynn7
Hal White3
Dave Madison3
Joe Coleman3
Dick Donovan2
Saul Rogovin2
Tom Brewer2
Bob Hooper2
Ned Garver2
Art Houtteman2
Billy Hoeft2
Frank Sullivan2
Jim Suchecki2
Fritz Dorish2
Ted Gray2
Dick Starr1
Marv Grissom1
Steve Gromek1
9 Parks
Yankee Stad51
Tiger Stad8
Sprtsmn3/Busch8
ClevelandStd6
Comiskey Pk5
Shibe Pk4
Fenway Pk4
Memor. Stad1
Munic. Stad1
Where Hit
963
Unk16
84
73
892
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms68
2·HR gms10
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd44
5th13
6th10
3rd9
8th7
9th2
7th1
Unk1
4th1
Outs
136
225
020
Unk7
 
DefPos
1B77
RF5
PH4
LF2
Bases
---58
1--14
12-6
-2-5
--32
1231
-231
1-31
 
133 RBI
RISP16
0 on53
1 on26
2 on8
3 on1
Any on35
Inning
110
26
311
45
511
67
79
813
915
Extra1
 
1-327
4-623
7-end38
RelScore
+4..10
+37
+27
+15
Tied27
-16
-25
-32
-4..13
Unk6
 
Ahead29
Tied27
Behind26
Unk6
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1950-04-27 NYY BOS Ellis Kinder behind 0-1 b 3 1 --- 1 2 3 0.115 53% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1950-05-30 (2) NYY BOS Ellis Kinder b 8 --- 1 3 3
3 3 3 2 1950-05-30 (2) NYY BOS Ellis Kinder tied 3-3 b 8 0 --- 1 3 3 0.248 86% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1950-06-04 NYY CLE Bob Lemon ahead 3-0 b 3 0 --- 1 3 3 0.055 89% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1950-06-08 NYY DET Hal White ahead 7-2 b 7 1 -2- 2 3 3 0.010 100% Home Run; Rizzuto Scores
6 6 6 1 1950-06-09 NYY DET Ted Gray behind 1-5 b 5 1 1-- 2 8 3 0.134 27% Home Run; Johnson Scores
7 7 7 1 1950-06-16 NYY @ SLB Al Widmar ahead 4-1 t 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.064 86% Home Run
8 8 8 2 1950-06-16 NYY @ SLB Dick Starr ahead 5-2 t 6 0 --- 1 6 3 0.059 90% Home Run
9 9 9 1 1950-06-18 (2) NYY @ SLB Fritz Dorish t 7 --- 2 3 3
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1951-05-03 NYY @ SLB Sid Schacht ahead 9-3 t 9 1 --3 2 6 3 0.001 100% Home Run; Jensen Scores
11 11 2 1 1951-06-06 NYY @ SLB Jim Suchecki t 7 --- 2 3
12 12 3 1 1951-07-04 (1) NYY WSH Julio Moreno behind 5-9 b 9 1 --- 1 5 3 0.010 2% Home Run
13 13 4 1 1951-07-07 NYY @ BOS Ellis Kinder behind 1-10 t 7 1 1-- 2 5 3 0.004 1% Home Run; Mapes Scores
14 14 5 1 1951-07-13 NYY @ CLE Bob Lemon tied 0-0 t 3 2 123 4 3 3 0.324 85% Home Run; Coleman Scores; Raschi Scores; Rizzuto Scores
15 15 6 1 1951-07-16 NYY @ DET Hal White ahead 7-6 t 9 --- 1 5 3
16 16 7 2 1951-07-16 NYY @ DET Hal White ahead 7-6 t 9 2 --- 1 5 3 0.106 91% Home Run
17 17 8 1 1951-08-04 NYY SLB Jim Suchecki ahead 7-2 b 7 1 1-- 2 2 3 0.010 100% Home Run; Woodling Scores
18 18 9 1 1951-09-20 NYY CHW Saul Rogovin behind 2-4 b 8 1 12- 3 2 3 0.607 86% Home Run; Rizzuto Scores; Mantle Scores
19 19 10 1 1951-09-28 (1) NYY BOS Ray Scarborough ahead 5-0 b 6 0 -2- 2 8 3 0.012 99% Home Run; Woodling Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1952-06-11 NYY DET Billy Hoeft behind 0-2 b 5 2 --- 1 8 3 0.127 34% Home Run
21 21 2 2 1952-06-11 NYY DET Billy Hoeft ahead 4-2 b 8 2 12- 3 8 3 0.049 100% Home Run; Martin Scores; Cerv Scores
22 22 3 1 1952-06-23 NYY @ SLB Dave Madison t 6 --- 2 2 3
23 23 4 2 1952-06-23 NYY @ SLB Dave Madison t 7 --- 2 2 3
24 24 5 1 1952-06-30 NYY BOS Dick Brodowski tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.112 64% Home Run
25 25 6 1 1952-07-11 NYY SLB Tommy Byrne behind 2-6 b 8 1 --- 1 2 3 0.026 5% Home Run
26 26 7 1 1952-07-13 (1) NYY DET Art Houtteman tied 0-0 b 3 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.189 78% Home Run; Rizzuto Scores
27 27 8 1 1952-07-15 NYY CLE Early Wynn behind 1-7 b 9 0 --- 1 2 3 0.004 1% Home Run
28 28 9 1 1952-07-17 (1) NYY CLE Steve Gromek behind 1-6 b 3 1 12- 3 2 3 0.162 28% Home Run; Martin Scores; Rizzuto Scores
29 29 10 1 1952-07-17 (2) NYY CLE Bob Lemon tied 4-4 b 9 2 --- 1 2 3 0.469 100% Walk-Off Home Run
30 30 11 1 1952-07-20 NYY CHW Saul Rogovin behind 0-3 b 6 0 --- 1 2 3 0.094 23% Home Run
31 31 12 1 1952-08-22 NYY CLE Bob Lemon behind 1-5 b 6 1 1-3 3 6 3 0.204 33% Home Run; Noren Scores/unER; Berra Scores
32 32 13 1 1952-08-26 NYY SLB Satchel Paige tied 3-3 b 9 2 12- 3 2 3 0.396 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Rizzuto Scores; Mantle Scores
33 33 14 1 1952-09-01 NYY BOS Ellis Kinder tied 1-1 b 1 1 --- 1 3 3 0.112 64% Home Run
34 34 15 2 1952-09-01 NYY BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 3-1 b 3 2 --- 1 3 3 0.084 84% Home Run (Deep RF)
35 35 16 1 1952-09-10 NYY @ SLB Marlin Stuart t 9 --- 2 3 3 IPHR
36 36 17 1 1952-09-12 NYY @ CHW Hal Brown tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 58% Home Run
37 37 18 1 1952-09-16 NYY @ DET Art Houtteman tied 0-0 t 3 2 -2- 2 2 3 0.213 70% Home Run; Silvera Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1953-04-21 NYY BOS Marv Grissom tied 0-0 b 5 1 --- 1 7 3 0.157 69% Home Run
39 39 2 1 1953-05-20 NYY DET Dave Madison behind 5-8 b 6 2 1-- 2 9 3 0.196 32% Home Run (CF-RF); Noren Scores
40 40 3 1 1953-05-27 NYY WSH Walt Masterson behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.107 53% Home Run (Deep RF)
41 41 4 1 1953-06-02 NYY @ CHW Mike Fornieles tied 0-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 2 3 0.211 68% Home Run; Martin Scores
42 42 5 2 1953-06-02 NYY @ CHW Fritz Dorish tied 3-3 t 9 2 --- 1 2 3 0.410 80% Home Run
43 43 6 1 1953-06-10 NYY @ DET Ray Herbert ahead 9-4 t 9 1 1-- 2 2 3 0.005 100% Home Run; Martin Scores
44 44 7 1 1953-06-12 NYY @ CLE Bob Hooper ahead 3-1 t 9 2 --- 1 2 3 0.047 96% Home Run
45 45 8 1 1953-07-28 NYY CLE Early Wynn tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 63% Home Run
46 46 9 1 1953-08-16 (2) NYY @ PHA Charlie Bishop behind 0-2 t 3 0 --- 1 2 3 0.100 39% Home Run
47 47 10 1 1953-08-17 (2) NYY @ PHA Joe Coleman tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.099 58% Home Run
48 48 11 2 1953-08-17 (2) NYY @ PHA Joe Coleman ahead 5-0 t 2 2 --- 1 2 3 0.040 92% Home Run
49 49 12 1 1953-08-20 NYY WSH Bob Porterfield ahead 5-0 b 4 2 -2- 2 2 9 0.033 98% Home Run; McDougald Scores; Collins Scores
50 50 13 1 1953-08-28 NYY @ CLE Early Wynn behind 0-1 t 5 2 --- 1 6 3 0.147 45% Home Run
51 51 14 1 1953-08-30 (1) NYY @ CHW Luis Aloma ahead 7-2 t 3 1 --- 1 2 3 0.035 93% Home Run
52 52 15 1 1953-09-07 (2) NYY @ BOS Sid Hudson ahead 1-0 t 5 1 --- 1 2 3 0.119 73% Home Run (Deep RF)
53 53 16 1 1953-09-11 NYY DET Ted Gray tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 63% Home Run (CF-RF)
54 54 17 1 1953-09-13 NYY CLE Mike Garcia tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 63% Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
55 55 1 1 1954-04-27 NYY CHW Don Johnson behind 0-4 b 5 2 1-- 2 9 PH 0.131 22% Home Run; Rizzuto Scores
56 56 2 1 1954-06-03 NYY CLE Bob Lemon tied 1-1 b 8 0 --- 1 2 3 0.275 88% Home Run
57 57 3 1 1954-06-15 NYY @ BAL Joe Coleman tied 2-2 t 5 1 -23 3 2 3 0.226 85% Home Run; Coleman Scores; Reynolds Scores
58 58 4 1 1954-06-20 (1) NYY @ CHW Vito Valentinetti ahead 14-6 t 9 1 1-- 2 6 3 0.000 100% Home Run; Woodling Scores
59 59 5 1 1954-06-25 NYY @ CLE Bob Hooper ahead 7-0 t 8 2 1-- 2 2 3 0.003 100% Home Run; McDougald Scores
60 60 6 1 1954-07-05 (1) NYY @ PHA Arnie Portocarrero ahead 3-0 t 8 1 --- 1 2 3 0.036 97% Home Run
61 61 7 1 1954-07-06 NYY BOS Frank Sullivan behind 0-1 b 5 2 --- 1 2 3 0.172 51% Home Run
62 62 8 1 1954-07-07 NYY BOS Tom Brewer tied 4-4 b 2 2 --3 2 2 3 0.196 73% Home Run; Rizzuto Scores; Collins Scores
63 63 9 1 1954-08-05 NYY @ CLE Ray Narleski ahead 2-0 t 8 1 --- 1 2 3 0.069 93% Home Run
64 64 10 1 1954-08-11 NYY PHA Johnny Gray ahead 2-1 b 8 0 --- 1 2 3 0.070 95% Home Run
65 65 11 1 1954-08-29 NYY CHW Virgil Trucks ahead 2-1 b 7 1 --- 1 2 3 0.106 89% Home Run
66 66 12 1 1954-09-06 (1) NYY BOS Ellis Kinder behind 3-5 b 8 1 --- 1 8 PH 0.118 22% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
67 67 1 1 1955-04-15 NYY @ BOS Tom Brewer ahead 4-2 t 7 0 --- 1 6 9 0.079 89% Home Run
68 68 2 1 1955-05-01 NYY @ DET Ned Garver tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 3 0.107 61% Home Run
69 69 3 1 1955-05-08 NYY @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.146 68% Home Run; Bauer Scores
70 70 4 1 1955-05-10 NYY CLE Bob Lemon behind 3-8 b 7 2 --- 1 2 3 0.020 4% Home Run
71 71 5 1 1955-06-07 NYY @ DET Ned Garver ahead 2-0 t 5 0 --- 1 6 9 0.085 84% Home Run
72 72 6 1 1955-07-27 NYY CHW Harry Byrd behind 0-6 b 4 0 --- 1 2 9 0.033 9% Home Run
73 73 7 1 1955-08-02 NYY CLE Early Wynn behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 53% Home Run
74 74 8 2 1955-08-02 NYY CLE Early Wynn tied 1-1 b 10 1 --- 1 2 3 0.421 100% Walk-Off Home Run
75 75 9 1 1955-08-25 NYY @ CLE Early Wynn tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 5 3 0.160 70% Home Run; Mantle Scores
76 76 10 1 1955-09-09 NYY CHW Dick Donovan tied 0-0 b 4 1 12- 3 5 3 0.250 85% Home Run; McDougald Scores; Berra Scores
77 77 11 2 1955-09-09 NYY CHW Dick Donovan ahead 3-0 b 6 1 --- 1 5 3 0.042 95% Home Run
78 78 12 1 1955-09-11 (1) NYY CLE Early Wynn ahead 3-1 b 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.075 87% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
79 79 13 1 1955-09-17 NYY BOS George Susce ahead 3-0 b 5 2 --- 1 8 3 0.052 93% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
80 80 1 1 1956-04-22 NYY BOS Frank Sullivan tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.179 73% Home Run; Skowron Scores
81 81 2 1 1956-05-24 NYY @ DET Duke Maas tied 1-1 t 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.102 60% Home Run
82 82 3 1 1956-06-05 NYY KCA Lou Kretlow behind 3-7 b 9 0 --- 1 5 3 0.023 4% Home Run
83 83 4 1 1956-06-10 NYY CLE Bob Lemon tied 0-0 b 3 2 12- 3 2 PH 0.274 82% Home Run; Kucks Scores; McDougald Scores
84 84 5 1 1956-06-25 NYY @ KCA Bobby Shantz ahead 6-3 t 5 2 --- 1 5 3 0.068 88% Home Run
85 85 6 1 1956-07-01 (1) NYY WSH Camilo Pascual behind 1-2 b 8 2 1-- 2 5 3 0.611 84% Home Run; Mantle Scores
86 86 7 1 1956-08-29 NYY KCA Jack Crimian behind 4-6 b 9 1 --- 1 8 PH 0.068 11% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1957-06-08 NYY @ DET Paul Foytack behind 1-7 t 8 2 -2- 2 4 7 0.010 1% Home Run; Bauer Scores
88 88 2 1 1957-09-21 NYY BOS Ike Delock behind 2-8 b 9 1 --- 1 5 3 0.001 0% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2015, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.