Delahanty, Ed

Edward James Delahanty
Born: October 30, 1867, Cleveland, Ohio
Died: July 2, 1903, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada,
Played For: 
Philadelphia Quakers (1888-1889), Cleveland Infants (1890), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1901), Washington Senators (1902-1903)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945

The eldest of five brothers who reached the Major Leagues, Ed Delahanty was a powerful slugger in an era of place hitters. He connected for four home runs in one game on July 13, 1896, but was not merely a long-ball threat. He went 6-for-6 in a game on two separate occasions, and exactly one year after his home-run barrage, batted 9-for-9 in a doubleheader. His career average of .346, strengthened by a pair of .400 seasons, ranks fourth among the game's best.

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Did You Know: 
that Ed Delahanty tragically died when he was swept over Niagara Falls on July 2, 1903?
I think Ed was the best right-handed hitter I ever saw.
Sam Crawford