» July 3, 1950: With rookie Joe Collins not hitting and Tommy Henrich still injured, Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1B in an experiment. In the 7–2 loss he handles 13 cleanly but is clearly not happy with the move. After this one-game experiment, Joe returns to the outfield.
» May 27, 1953: Eddie Lopat beats the Senators for the 8th straight time as he allows three hits in a 3–1 Yankee win. Joe Collins, Billy Martin, and Yogi Berra hit solo homers for New York. Mickey Vernon has a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. The win starts the Yankees on an 18-game winning streak, the 3rd longest American League streak of the century.
» October 2, 1953:
The WS moves to Ebbets Field as Carl Erskine establishes
a new Series strikeout record by fanning 14 Yanks,
including Mickey Mantle and Joe Collins 4 times each.
Roy Campanella breaks a 2-2 tie with a game-winning
solo HR in the 8th for a 3-2 Brooklyn win
» May 28, 1954:
At Boston, Joe Collins 9th inning walk—the 20th of the game—turns into the winning run in the 9th as New York beats the Red Sox, 10–9. The Yanks overcome a grand slam by Jackie Jensen.
» May 24, 1956: Mickey Mantle goes 5-for-5 with an intentional walk in an 11–4 win against the Tigers. Mantle is hitting .421. He combines with Joe Collins for back-to-back homers, off Duke Maas.
» March 20, 1958: The Phillies acquire 1B Joe Collins from the Yankees. He decides to retire rather than report, thereby canceling the deal.