1915 Cracker Jack
Eddie Trowbridge Collins Sr. (1887-1951) was a second baseman that broke into the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics and played 25 years with the A’s (1906-1914, 1927-1930) and Chicago White Sox (1915-1926). Eddie Collins was a centerpiece of the Athletics $100,000 infield and helped win four American League pennants and three World Series titles (1910, 1911, 1913) between 1910-1914. Collins won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 1914, before he was sold to the Chicago White Sox in 1915. Collins was a member of the infamous “Black Sox” team who were charged with throwing the 1919 World Series. However, Collins was found to have played the series honestly and was exonerated. Collins finished his career with a .333 batting average, 3,314 hits, 520 RBI and 743 stolen bases. Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.