Ed Delahanty

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Phillies
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

“Big Ed” Delahanty (1867-1903). Primarily an outfielder, Delahanty was one of the 19th century’s great power hitters. At .346, Big Ed has the 5th highest batting average of all-time. Ed once had 10 consecutive hits and twice had 6 hits in a game. One of five brothers to play pro baseball. Ed died in 1903, having been swept over Niagara Falls.

  • Only player to win batting titles in both AL & NL
  • 2nd player to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1945

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