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Shano Collins

Shano Collins
Outfielder/First baseman
Born: (1885-12-04)December 4, 1885
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Died: September 10, 1955(1955-09-10) (aged 69)
Newton, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1910 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1925 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 22
Runs batted in 709
Stolen bases 225

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

John Francis "Shano" Collins (December 4, 1885 – September 10, 1955) was an American right fielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.

In 1910, Collins played first base for the White Sox, but he was quickly moved to right field, where he would enjoy a reputation for having one of the strongest throwing arms in baseball. He won a World Series with the Sox in 1917, delivering the game-winning hit in the pennant-clinching game. He batted .286 (6 for 21) in the 1917 World Series, going 3-for-4 in Game 1. In 1918, he set a record with three bases-loaded triples in one season, which would stand alone for 31 years until Elmer Valo tied the mark in 1949.[1] Collins still holds the MLB career record of eight triples with the bases loaded.[2]

In 1921, he was traded to the Red Sox, with whom he finished his career. In 1930, he was named manager of the Red Sox, but he only won a total of 73 games in parts of two seasons. He was fired after 55 games in 1931.

In the indictments of the key figures in the Black Sox scandal John F. Collins is named as the wronged party. The indictment claims that by throwing the World Series the alleged conspirators defrauded him of $1,784 dollars.[3]

Collins died in Newton, Massachusetts, at age 69.


  • Facts 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • "Shano" was a nickname given to him while on the White Sox, which is a play on the Gaelic equivalent of his name, Sean.
  • His grandson, Bob Gallagher, played first base for the Red Sox, Astros and Mets from 1972 to 1975.

See also


  1. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology". Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Career Triples Records". Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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