All-Time Marlins Top 100: #71 Carlos Delgado

Between his 12 seasons in Toronto and his four with the New York Mets, Carlos Delgado was Miami’s cleanup hitter in 2005. Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 all-time Marlins, using the Wins Above Replacement metric (WAR). Today’s Marlin, first baseman Carlos Delgado, earned a value of 2.7 while with the team. Delgado, born on June 25th...
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December 18, 2016

Orange You Glad You Didn’t Squeeze Out Valencia

Danny Valencia had himself a nice little weekend.  On Friday, he hit two homers, then yesterday he became only the third player to ever have a three-homer game (3-for-5, 5 RBIs) against the Rays (last one was Carlos Delgado in 2003), and only the 2nd player that also stood for the pregame National Anthem.   Valencia grew up Jewish, and, according to Wikipedia, "(Valencia's)...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every MLB player to hit four home runs in one game

Sixteen different MLB players have hit four home runs in a single game. Can you name them all? Note: An asterisk (*) in the clue below indicates a player who is in the MLB Hall of Fame. A caret (^) indicates a currently active player.
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Delgado, Felipe Alou, 3 others go into Canadian Hall of Fame

ST. MARYS, Ontario (AP) Former big leaguers Carlos Delgado, Corey Koskie and Matt Stairs and longtime Montreal manager Felipe Alou have been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The Canadian Hall announced Wednesday that they will be inducted with sports writer Bob Elliott on June 13. Delgado is the career leader in home runs and RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardy Show Episode 65- Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame Coverage

The Cardy Show had the privilege of being on The Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame Press conference today. I got the opportunity to ask Carlos Delgado, Matt Stairs, Corey Koskie, Felipe Alou and Bob Elliott questions. There were a lot of great questions asked by other reporters as well. The induction ceremony will be June 13th in St.Mary’s Ontario. The Cardy Show will be there and...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

#TBT: Carlos Delgado’s big day in the Bronx

If there is one thing the New York Mets missed before Lucas Duda’s 30 home run season, it was a legitimate home run threat. The team has produced only two 30 home run seasons since Carlos Delgado in 2008 -Ike Davis in 2012 and Lucas Duda in 2014. Heading into June 27, 2008, it appeared Carlos Delgado’s time with the Mets was coming to a close. The former Blue Jay slumped to a...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Delgado And The History Of First Ballot Cuts

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Carlos Delgado received less than the 5% needed to stay on the ballot for the Hall of Fame. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays were not happy with the results, and it is justified. Delgado is the only player to have 30 or more home runs in 10 straight seasons and fall off the ballot after one try. There could be a lot of reasons this happened: a stacked...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Delgado’s Hall of Fame snub highlights flawed voting system

Carlos Delgado was never a likely candidate to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, he didn’t deserve to be snubbed on his first ballot. Call it irrelevant, but if Don Mattingly hung around for 15 years, Delgado should have accrued enough votes to hang around for more than one. A two-time All-Star, Delgado hit 473 home runs (31st all-time), slugged .546...
Via Around Citi
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats (VIDEO)

The record for hitting consecutive Major or Minor League home runs was four in a row, set most recently by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. And now, thanks to Jon Griffin, that record is broken. During two games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Diamondbacks prospect hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances while playing for the Double-A Mobile BayBears...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – First basemen

Now that it is January, it is time to add the all-time greatest first basemen to the Mets’ Field of Dreams Roster.  So far, there are five starting pitchers, six relief pitchers, and two catchers on the roster, leaving just 12 vacant spots on the Mets’ roster.  Today, two more will be added to the list.  These two first basemen hit a combined 184 home runs while playing on...
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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