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Here is the LINK to the whole article on ESPN.com by Jason Stark

 

Useless Carlos Delgado Information

 

 

How much did the Marlins need a left-handed thumper like Carlos Delgado? Here's one way to look at it: All their left-handed hitters combined hit 27 homers over the last two seasons (20 last year, seven in 2003). Delgado hit that many all by himself in a mere 88 days in 2003.

 

 

 

Not only were those 27 homers by left-handed-hitting Marlins the fewest in the big leagues over these past two years, no one else was even in the same solar system. Here's the top (or bottom) five, courtesy of Elias:

 

 

27 Marlins

89 Padres

91 Cubs

96 Mariners

102 Astros

 

 

 

Before Delgado showed up, all the left-handed hitters currently on the Marlins' 40-man roster had combined for exactly six home runs over the previous two seasons -- four by Juan Pierre, two by a pitcher (Dontrelle Willis).

 

 

Pierre hit his four in 1,336 at-bats. Delgado, while all that was going on, hit four in one game (Sept. 25, 2003).

 

 

 

Only one left-handed-hitting Marlin has ever hit more than 15 homers in a season (Cliff Floyd, who topped out at 22 twice and 31 once). Delgado, on the other hand, has hit 30 or more eight seasons in a row.

 

 

 

Who's the only active player currently working on a streak of eight straight 30-homer, 90-RBI seasons? Yep. Carlos Delgado. Here are the longest current streaks:

 

 

Delgado 8

Alex Rodriguez 7

Manny Ramirez 7

Jim Thome 6

Todd Helton 6

Barry Bonds 5

 

 

 

Meanwhile, how many first basemen have ever had more than eight straight 30-homer seasons? That would be two -- and you've heard of them: Jimmie Foxx (12) and Lou Gehrig (nine).

 

 

Here are the 10 longest streaks like that in history, according to Lee Sinins' new Sabermetric Encyclopedia CD-Rom:

 

 

Foxx (1929-40) 12

Gehrig (1929-37) 9

Delgado (1997-2004) 8

Jeff Bagwell (1996-2003) 8

Jim Thome (1997-04) 8

 

 

Fred McGriff (1988-94) 7

Willie McCovey (1965-70) 6

Todd Helton (1999-04) 6

Mark McGwire (1995-2000) 6

Mo Vaughn (1995-2000) 6

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Exciting stuff.

 

And looking at those numbers, he's in there with either Hall of Famers or sure bet Hall of Famers...could Delgado be the first Marlin to go into the Hall? :mischief2

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Unless we win 3 or 4 World Series with Delgado, he goes into the Hall as a Blue Jay.

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Exciting stuff.

 

And looking at those numbers, he's in there with either Hall of Famers or sure bet Hall of Famers...could Delgado be the first Marlin to go into the Hall?? :mischief2

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Unless we win 3 or 4 World Series with Delgado, he goes into the Hall as a Blue Jay.

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I don't think it would take 3 or 4, I mean he has never even sniffed the playoffs with the BlueJays. So maybe if he wins a championship here and if we stay competetive and he has a good time here he will want to go in as a Marlin.

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do any of you know if pudge will be a hofer as a marlin *playoffs MVP,WS ring* or AL MVP,GG winner and so on?

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Pudge goes in as a Ranger, no doubt.

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speaking of useless Delgado info....

 

Who was the expert that insisted that Delgado was married & that his wife had all this input into what city they would play in?

 

He is not married. Why do people pretend to know things?

 

Ah, everyone's an "insider"..... :whistle

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Everyone on here thought he was married until during the press conference when I think it was Loria that thanked his girlfriend for coming.

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speaking of useless Delgado info....

 

Who was the expert that insisted that Delgado was married & that his wife had all this input into what city they would play in?

 

He is not married.

 

Ah, everyone's an "insider"..... :whistle

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:notworthy

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