Ed Delzer

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Edwin Mark Delzer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Ed Delzer spent three years in the minor leagues, playing from 1984 to 1986.

He was originally taken in the 20th round of the 1983 amateur draft, right after John Hoover, by the Montreal Expos, but did not sign. When he was taken by the California Angels in the 21st round of the 1984 amateur draft, a couple slots ahead of Clay Parker, he did sign.

Prior to playing professionally, he made the All-Tournament Team in the 1984 College World Series. In the finale, he got the win for Cal State Fullerton over Greg Swindell, holding the University of Texas to two hits in 7 innings before leaving due to a cramp; Scott Wright finished the win.

To begin his professional career, he suited up for the Redwood Pioneers (one game) and Peoria Chiefs (39 G, 5-1 W-L, 9 Sv., 1.34 ERA) and went a combined 5-1 with a 1.31 ERA in 40 games. The little lefty pitched for Redwood (18 G, 0-2 W-L, 7 Sv, 1.93 ERA) and the Midland Angels (29 G, 2-6 W-L, 4 Sv, 4.25 ERA) in 1985, going a combined 2-8 with 11 saves and a 3.64 ERA in 47 games. He was 4th in the Angels chain in both games pitched and saves. With the Kinston Eagles in 1986, he was 5-8 with two saves and a 5.51 ERA in 31 games.

Overall, Delzer went 12-17 with 22 saves and a 3.38 ERA in 118 games.

He later was a high school umpire and pitched batting practice for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland A's. He was 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA for the British national team in the 2001 European Championship as their most-used hurler; he was among the event's leaders in innings pitched (17 2/3, between Jimmy Summers and Stefan Fechtig) and strikeouts (13, tied for 7th).