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Ed Delahanty

Edward James Delahanty (Big Ed)

Positions: Leftfielder, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 30, 1867 in Cleveland, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 1888 (Age 20.205, 1,261st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Senators/Quakers/Infants 1888-1903

Final Game: June 25, 1903 (Age 35.238)
Died: July 2, 1903 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1945. No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
   View Ed Delahanty Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of Frank Delahanty, Brother of Jim Delahanty, Brother of Joe Delahanty and Brother of Tom Delahanty
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1888 PHI NL 20 2B 56 343 129 170 44 20 .872 5.34 .920 5.67
1888 PHI NL 20 OF 17 34 28 3 3 0 .912 1.82 .906 1.91 10-1-6
1889 PHI NL 21 OF 31 68 60 5 3 0 .956 2.10 .910 2.00 30-0-1
1889 PHI NL 21 2B 24 126 56 56 14 11 .889 4.67 .925 6.15
1889 PHI NL 21 SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .890 4.90
1890 CLE PL 22 SS 76 466 143 244 79 33 .830 5.09 .868 5.13
1890 CLE PL 22 2B 20 118 54 50 14 7 .881 5.20 .913 5.87
1890 CLE PL 22 OF 18 43 38 5 0 2 1.000 2.39 .904 2.11 4-11-3
1890 CLE PL 22 3B 3 14 7 6 1 2 .929 4.33 .853 3.53
1890 CLE PL 22 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 10.40
1891 PHI NL 23 OF 99 243 199 22 22 3 .909 2.23 .912 1.92 2-95-2
1891 PHI NL 23 1B 27 295 265 14 16 17 .946 10.33 .978 10.66
1891 PHI NL 23 2B 3 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 3.00 .929 5.90
1892 PHI NL 24 OF 121 303 261 25 17 6 .944 2.36 .912 1.89 1-120-0
1892 PHI NL 24 3B 4 6 2 3 1 0 .833 1.25 .878 3.58
1893 PHI NL 25 OF 117 368 318 31 19 8 .948 2.98 .915 2.18 100-17-0
1893 PHI NL 25 2B 15 87 40 42 5 9 .943 5.47 .933 5.94
1893 PHI NL 25 1B 6 40 33 5 2 6 .950 6.33 .978 10.58
1894 PHI NL 26 OF 90 259 217 23 19 4 .927 2.67 .915 2.30 84-0-6
1894 PHI NL 26 1B 12 79 63 11 5 8 .937 6.17 .976 9.88
1894 PHI NL 26 3B 9 49 17 22 10 1 .796 4.33 .878 3.50
1894 PHI NL 26 SS 8 48 21 20 7 4 .854 5.13 .897 5.75
1894 PHI NL 26 2B 6 33 12 20 1 2 .970 5.33 .928 5.83
1895 PHI NL 27 OF 103 268 237 16 15 4 .944 2.46 .917 2.18 98-5-0
1895 PHI NL 27 SS 9 54 23 23 8 2 .852 5.11 .899 5.64
1895 PHI NL 27 2B 6 41 20 14 7 2 .829 5.67 .933 5.72
1895 PHI NL 27 3B 1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 4.00 .872 3.50
1896 PHI NL 28 OF 99 294 262 18 14 4 .952 2.83 .933 2.16 99-0-0
1896 PHI NL 28 1B 22 233 217 9 7 10 .970 10.27 .980 10.48
1896 PHI NL 28 2B 1 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 5.00 .940 5.50
1897 PHI NL 29 OF 129 298 266 23 9 2 .970 2.24 .936 2.10 128-0-1
1897 PHI NL 29 1B 1 10 10 0 0 2 1.000 10.00 .980 10.30
1898 PHI NL 30 OF 144 334 302 20 12 5 .964 2.24 .937 2.08 144-0-0
1899 PHI NL 31 OF 143 315 284 21 10 4 .968 2.13 .944 2.15 143-0-0
1900 PHI NL 32 1B 130 1392 1299 66 27 86 .981 10.50 .979 10.55
1901 PHI NL 33 OF 84 198 179 9 10 2 .949 2.24 .942 2.06 82-1-1
1901 PHI NL 33 1B 58 587 553 22 12 20 .980 9.91 .978 10.25
1902 WSH AL 34 OF 111 257 236 11 10 0 .961 2.23 .944 2.07 111-0-0
1902 WSH AL 34 1B 13 156 143 7 6 5 .962 11.54 .980 10.94
1903 WSH AL 35 OF 40 78 69 6 3 1 .962 1.88 .952 1.95 20-0-20
1903 WSH AL 35 1B 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 .980 10.80
15 Seasons OF 1346 3360 2956 238 166 45 .951 2.37 .927 2.09 1056-250-40
10 Seasons 1B 271 2798 2589 134 75 154 .973 10.05 .979 10.48
8 Seasons 2B 131 762 316 361 85 52 .888 5.17 .922 5.83
4 Seasons SS 94 569 187 287 95 39 .833 5.04 .873 5.23
4 Seasons 3B 17 74 28 33 13 3 .824 3.59 .873 3.52
16 Seasons TOT 1859 7563 6076 1053 434 293 .943 3.83 .941 3.75 1056-250-40
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1888 PHI NL 20 74 74 0 0 0 56 0 0 10 1 6 17 0
1889 PHI NL 21 56 56 0 0 0 24 0 1 30 0 1 31 0
1890 CLE PL 22 115 115 0 0 1 20 3 76 4 11 3 18 0
1891 PHI NL 23 128 128 0 0 27 3 0 0 2 95 2 99 0
1892 PHI NL 24 123 123 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 120 0 121 0
1893 PHI NL 25 132 132 0 0 6 15 0 0 100 17 0 117 0
1894 PHI NL 26 116 116 0 0 12 6 9 8 84 0 6 90 0
1895 PHI NL 27 116 116 0 0 0 6 1 9 98 5 0 103 0
1896 PHI NL 28 123 123 0 0 22 1 0 0 99 0 0 99 0
1897 PHI NL 29 129 129 0 0 1 0 0 0 128 0 1 129 0
1898 PHI NL 30 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 144 0
1899 PHI NL 31 146 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 143 0
1900 PHI NL 32 131 131 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 PHI NL 33 139 139 0 0 58 0 0 0 82 1 1 84 0
1902 WSH AL 34 123 123 0 0 13 0 0 0 111 0 0 111 0
1903 WSH AL 35 42 42 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 20 40 0
16 Seasons 1837 1837 0 0 271 131 17 94 1056 250 40 1346 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1936 Veterans (27.6%)
1937 BBWAA (34.8%)
1938 BBWAA (50.4%)
1939 BBWAA (52.9%)
1942 BBWAA (44.6%)
1945 BBWAA (44.9%)
1945 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1945
by Old Timers Committee

Putoutss c a p y
1900 NL  1,299 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1890 PL  94 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  130 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  1,299 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  66 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  27 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  86 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1888 NL  44 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1890 PL  79 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  318 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  31 (2nd)
1897 NL  23 (3rd)
Career  238 (27th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
Career  166 (55th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  45 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  10.50 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1900 NL  .981 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1890 PL  5.09 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1891 NL  2.23 (4th)
1892 NL  2.36 (3rd)
1893 NL  2.98 (2nd)
1896 NL  2.83 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1892 NL  .944 (4th)
1893 NL  .948 (4th)
1897 NL  .970 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1903 AL  born 1867-10-30 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1888 NL  born 1867-10-30 (6th)

                           

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