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Ed Delahanty
Edward James Delahanty    (aka Big Ed)
Born: 10/30/1867 in Cleveland, OH USA      Died: 7/2/1903 in Niagara Falls, ON CAN     Hall Of Fame: 1945
Weight: 170 lb.      Height: 6'1"
Bats: R                 Throws: R

Batting Pitching Fielding Salaries Achievements HoF Manager
YearAgeTeamLgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
188820PHINL7429040661221313812261.228.261.293.554
188921PHINL5624637721330271914171.293.333.370.703
189022CLPPL11551710715326133642524308.296.337.414.751
189123PHINL128543921321995862533508.243.296.339.635
189224PHINL1234777914630216912931329.306.360.495.855
189325PHINL13259514521935181914637472010.368.423.5831.007
189426PHINL114489147199391841312160167.407.478.5851.063
189527PHINL11648014919449101110646863166.404.500.6171.117
189628PHINL12349913119844171312637622294.397.472.6311.103
189729PHINL1295301092004015596266035.377.444.538.981
189830PHINL1445481151833694925877114.334.426.454.880
189931PHINL1465811352385599137305545.410.464.5821.046
190032PHINL13153982174321021091641714.323.378.430.809
190133PHINL139542106192381681082965410.354.427.528.955
190234WS1AL12347310317843141093166240.376.453.5901.043
190335WS1AL42156225211112131221.333.388.436.824
16 Seasons 183575051599259652218510114644557412449449.346.411.505.917

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
No Post Season Batting Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Pitching Records Found

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Post Season Pitching Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
188820PHINL2B56012917044200.872
188820PHINLOF170283300.912
188921PHINL2B240565614110.889
188921PHINLOF310605300.956
188921PHINLSS1000100.000
189022CLPPL1B1010001.000
189022CLPPL2B20054501470.881
189022CLPPL3B3076120.929
189022CLPPLOF180385021.000
189022CLPPLSS76014324479330.830
189123PHINL1B2702651416170.946
189123PHINL2B3027001.000
189123PHINLOF990199222230.909
189224PHINL3B4023100.833
189224PHINLOF1210261251760.944
189325PHINL1B60335260.950
189325PHINL2B1504042590.943
189325PHINLOF1170318311980.948
189426PHINL1B1206311580.937
189426PHINL2B601220120.970
189426PHINL3B9017221010.796
189426PHINLOF880212231940.925
189426PHINLSS802120740.854
189527PHINL2B602014720.829
189527PHINL3B1022100.800
189527PHINLOF1030237161540.944
189527PHINLSS902323820.852
189628PHINL1B22021797100.970
189628PHINL2B1032011.000
189628PHINLOF990262181440.952
189729PHINL1B10100021.000
189729PHINLOF129026623920.970
189830PHINLOF1440302201250.964
189931PHINLOF1430284261040.969
190032PHINL1B130012996627860.981
190133PHINL1B5805532212200.980
190133PHINLOF84017991020.949
190234WS1AL1B1301437650.962
190234WS1ALOF1110236111000.961
190335WS1AL1B1050001.000
190335WS1ALOF400696310.962
16 Seasons 18570607110584342930.943

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
No Post Season Fielding Records Found
YearAgeTeamLeagueSalary
No Salary Records Found
YearAgeLeagueAward
No Awards Found
YearAgeVotersBallotsRequiredVotesPct.InductedCategory
193668BBWAA22617017.00.07522NPlayer
193668Veterans785921.50.27564NPlayer
193769BBWAA20115170.00.34826NPlayer
193870BBWAA262197132.00.50382NPlayer
193971BBWAA274206145.00.52920NPlayer
194274BBWAA233175104.00.44635NPlayer
194577Old TimersYPlayer
194577BBWAA247186111.00.44939NPlayer
YearAgeTeamLgDiv#GWLPct.Div RankPly/Mgr
No Managerial Records Found

Player Discussion

[Ed Delahanty Topics] Ed Delehanty Obituary
erniecamacho : August 30, 2007 02:03 PM

The New York Times (July 9th, 1903)
No Trace of Delehanty
Missing Baseball Player Believed to Have Been Drowned at Buffalo.

Buffalo, July 8. – A close watch is being kept along the river below the International Bridge for the reappearance of the body of a man, now believed to be Edward Delehanty, the famous baseball player, who fell through the open draw of the bridge last Thursday night. The then unknown man was putt off a Pullman car on Train No. 6, on the Michigan Central Railroad at Bridgeburg. He started to walk across the bridge to Buffalo. Sam Kingston, the night watchmen on the bridge, ordered him to return to shore. According to Kingston’s story the man supposed to be Delehanty started to run towards the American end of the bridge. The draw had been opened to allow a boat to pass, he says, and the man fell into the river and was drowned. River men say the body should come to the surface today or tomorrow at the latest.

Superintendent Bennett of the Pullman Car Company said today: “I found in the valise left by the passenger put off No. 6 a season pass to the Washington Baseball Park, made out in the name of Ed Delehanty. I found in the suitcase a suit of clothes with Delehanty’s name on it, also the name of the tailor in Washington who made it. There was a pair of baseball shoes in the satchel. I wrote at once to the tailor in Washington and learned the address of Delehanty’s family. I wrote Delehanty’s wife in Washington on recept of this information, telling her of the circumstances, and saying I believed that her husband was drowned off the bridge on the night in question.”


The New York Times (July 10th, 1903)
Baseball Player Swept over Niagara Falls
Woman's Body Also Recovered.

Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 9. - The body of Edward Delehanty, the right fielder of the Washington baseball team of the American League, who fell from the International Bridge last Thursday night, was taken from the river at the lower Niagara gorge today. Relatives of Delehanty arrived here this afternoon and positively identified the body as that of the missing baseball player.

The body of a woman thirty five years old was also recovered at Lewiston today. It has not been identified.

Delehanty's body was mangled. One leg was torn off, presumably by the propeller of the Maid of the Mist, near whose landing the body was found. The body will be shipped to Washington tonight. Delehanty's effects have been sent to his wife by the Pullman people.

Frank Delehanty of the Syracuse team and E.J. McGuire, a brother-in-law, from Cleveland, are here investigating the death of the player. They do not believe that Delehanty committed suicide or that he had been on a spree in Detroit. In the sleeper on the Michigan Central train on the way down from Detroit, Delehanty had five drinks of whiskey says Conductor Cole, and became so obstreperous that he had to put him off the train at Bridgeburg at the Canadian end of the bridge. Cole says Delehanty had an open razor and was terrifying others in the sleeper.

When the train stopped at Bridgeburg Cole did not deliver Delehanty up to a constable, as the Canadian police say he should have done. He simply put him off the train.

After the train had disappeared across the bridge, Delehanty started to walk across, which is against the rules. The night watchman attempted to stop him, but Delehanty pushed the man to one side. The draw of the bridge had been opened for a boat, and the player plunged into the dark waters of the Niagara.

Delehanty's relatives hint at foul play, but there is nothing in the case, apparently, to bear out such a theory.

From The Deadball Era

# of edits: 3
Last edited: August 30, 2007 04:05 PM

Ford Fricks Asterisk : September 1, 2007 10:17 PM

"Delehanty's relatives hint at foul play, but there is nothing in the case, apparently, to bear out such a theory."

I can't find where I've read it now (which makes it a little difficult to say how credible the source was), but supposedly the night watchman was found to have one or two of Delahanty's belongings in his possession.

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