It has been quite a while since I wrote a post featuring a Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame player (Thurman Munson), so I decided to get it back on track with Carlos Delgado.
Carlos Delgado started his career in the Toronto organization where he came up through the Syracuse AAA franchise as a catcher. Delgado spent most of the 1994 and 1995 seasons with the SkyChiefs, where he hit 19 and 22 HRs, and had 58 and 74 RBIs, respectively. He impressive slash lines were .319/.404/.541 in 1994 and .318/.403/.610 in 1995. Clearly those are Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame worthy statistics!
|1998 Grandstand card #39.|
|1991 Classic Best card #63.|
It's pretty cool when you're featured on a Top Prospects card with a future Hall of Famer!
|1993 Topps card #701.|
|1993 Upper Deck.|
|1993 Topps Stadium Club.|
|1996 Topps card #92.|
|2002 Topps Post card #18 of 30.|
2003 was the season that Delgado became the 15th player (and 3rd former Syracuse player!) in MLB history to hit four home runs in one game as discussed here. 2003 was also the season he came in 2nd in AL MVP voting when he had 42 HRs, 145 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.019.
|2003 Upper Deck, disk #S-83.|
Delgado spent 12 years with Toronto and one with Florida before moving on the his final four seasons with the Mets.
|2006 Fleer card #88.|
|2007 Topps Walmart card #WM13.|
|2007 Topps card #125.|
|2006 Topps card #125.|
|2007 Upper Deck card #374.|
|1994 Donruss card #296.|
|2010 Topps 50 Years of Collecting card #278, #1611/2010.|
In Delgado's second to last season (2008), Carlos hit 38 HRs with 115 RBIs with a .271/.353/.518 slash line.
|2009 Topps card #135.|