Kevin Collins, American MLB baseball player, Died at 69


Kevin Michael Collins was born on August 4, 1946, and died on February 20, 2016.

He was a former Major League Baseball infielder.

He played with the New York Mets, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He played primarily as a third baseman and sometimes as a second baseman.

Kevin also played several games at other positions, including shortstop, first baseman and outfielder.

On January 1, 1964, he was signed by the Mets as an amateur free agent after a high school career at Springfield Tech High School.

Kevin began his professional career in 1964 with the Florida Mets, the Mets Rookie League minor league baseball team.

The baseball player played in 44 games that season, getting 118 at bats and posting a batting average of .220.

He made his major league debut with the Mets on September 1, in 1965.

Collins played in 11 games for the Mets in 1965, dividing his time between third base and shortstop, getting 23 at-bats and a batting average of .174. At 18 years old, he was the 4th youngest player to appear in the major leagues that season.

He played the entire season in the minor leagues at the Mets class-AA affiliate, the Williamsport Mets, in 1966.

Kevin appeared in 122 games for Williamsport, almost entirely as a shortstop, and batted .251 with 6 home runs in 411 at-bats.

Kevin earned Eastern League all-star honors in 1966.

Kevin Collins passed away at 69 yrs old.