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Eddie Collins | County Cork

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Full Name: Edward Trowbridge Collins

Born: May 2, 1887 in Millerton, New York

Irish Roots: Cork

Family Name: Collins

Surname Origins: From Ó Coileáin, which is common from County Cork to south Limerick. The name comes from the Irish coileán, meaning a whelp or a young dog.

Accomplishments: 

  • American League MVP (1914)

Honors:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1939)

Biography

Eddie’s great-grandfather, John Collins, was born in Macroom, County Cork!