Ed Delahanty

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Ed Delahanty, LF/1B

 

Career: 1888-1903, Phillies, Senators
Fun fact: Only player to hit four inside-the-park home runs in the same game


When baseball moved the mound back in 1893, batters celebrated, but Delahanty enjoyed the benefits more than most. Already a slugger, he became one of the premier power hitters in baseball, batting .400 or better three times, finishing with five slugging titles and narrowly missing a Triple Crown season. He was one of the high-profile stars whose jump to the AL helped legitimize the new rival to the NL.

Previous rank: 121