Dave Hollins

David Michael Hollins (born May 25, 1966) is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball.

Dave Hollins
Hollins in 1988
Third baseman
Born: (1966-05-25) May 25, 1966
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1990, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 2002, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.262
Home runs112
Runs batted in482
Career highlights and awards

Early life

Hollins played baseball at Orchard Park High School, where he graduated in 1984. He attended the University of South Carolina and played college baseball for them for three seasons.

Playing career

Hollins was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 6th round of the 1987 amateur draft. After spending three seasons in the Padres' minor league system, he was picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies in the rule 5 draft after the 1989 season. He spent six seasons with the Phillies, and was a member of their National League pennant winning team in 1993. During that same year, Hollins was also a member of the National League All-Star team. In 1996, he was traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Mariners for a player-to-be-named-later. That player turned out to be David Ortiz. Hollins returned briefly to the Phillies in 2002, making their 25-man roster.[1] However, Hollins only had 17 at bats for the team and two hits before he was placed on the disabled list due to harmful spider bites that aggravated his diabetes. On May 21, 2003, Hollins announced his retirement.[2]

Post-playing career

Hollins spent the 2005 season as the hitting coach for the Binghamton Mets, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets in the Class AA Eastern League, and Hollins is now a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Hollins has been named a member of the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.[3]

Personal life

Hollins's son, Dave "Bubba" Hollins, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]


  1. "Dave Hollins Stats".
  2. Mandel, Ken (2003-05-21). "Notes: David Michael officially retires". Phillies.MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  3. "Hollins, Garcia elected to Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  4. MLB draft: Detroit Tigers eventually pick a southpaw - Michigan's Trent Szkutnik freep.com, June 7, 2014
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