Ed Delahanty

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Birthdate 10/30/1867
Death Date 7/2/1903
Debut Year 1888
Year of Induction 1945
Teams Phillies, Senators
Positions First Base, Left Field

The oldest of  five brothers to play in the big leagues, Ed Delahanty was the first player in Major League history to hit over .400 three times.

In the collection:

Letter from Ed Delahanty's daughter wanting to donate to the Hall of Fame

Letter from Ed Delahanty's daughter wanting to donate to the Hall of Fame

Ed Delahanty’s daughter Florence Delahanty Randall wrote to the Hall of Fame on May 16, 1946 offering to donate her father’s, “…Silver Plated Baseball Bad (sic), which was presented to my Father the late Ed Delehanty, by Baseball Fans at Philadelphia during the height of his
The Hall of Fame's curator Ernest Lanigan says yes to the donation

The Hall of Fame's curator Ernest Lanigan says yes to the donation

The curator of the Hall of Fame during this time was Ernest Lanigan. In this offering of May 21, 1946, Lanigan states, “It was very thoughtful of you to think of the Baseball Museum in connection with the bat and we will be very proud to have it and to see that it is
Lanigan again writes to Delahanty's daughter

Lanigan again writes to Delahanty's daughter

In the correspondence dated June 9, 1946, Ernest Lanigan writes, “Enclosed find your father’s playing record. Shortly I will send you copies of the box scores of his first minor league game and his first major league game. “I am enclosing some press releases on Jesse Burkett,Dan Br
Lanigan's records on Ed Delahanty's career

Lanigan's records on Ed Delahanty's career

Quite an interesting piece here as runs batted in is not listed. They were not kept as an official statistic during Delahanty’s career. Lanigan was instrumental in getting the stat into the mainstream and eventually into every Major League box score. Delahanty died a mysterious death. A drunke
Lanigan and the Hall acknowledge receipt of the donated Delahanty silver plated bat

Lanigan and the Hall acknowledge receipt of the donated Delahanty silver plated bat

By June 26, 1946 Ernest Lanigan and the Hall received the bat. Lanigan writes, “Some stories of the Hall of Famers are enclosed and some pictures.” Lanigan enclosed a story about Ed Delahanty and of his daughter’s generous donation.
Lanigan's article about Delahanty in which he mentions the donation

Lanigan's article about Delahanty in which he mentions the donation

Lanigan wrote an article about Delahanty and sent it to Big Ed’s daughter. The article reads, “Another admirer…gave the great hitter a silver bat… Ed’s daughter — Mrs. J.K. Randall of Mobile, Ala. — has presented it to the National Baseball Museum.” A

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