Happy Birthday Carlos Delgado!
Today we celebrate the 48th birthday of one of the greatest power hitters in Mets history! From his acquistion prior to the 2006 season from the Marlins until his final at-bat with the Mets in 2009, Delgado had been a strong force in the middle of the Mets lineup for four seasons prior to going down with injury. In his four seasons with the Mets, Delgado hit .267/.351/.506 with 104 home runs and 339 RBI’s. Delgado currently ranks third all-time in Mets history in slugging percentage at .506, only behind Daryl Strawberry and Mike Piazza. The former Met also holds the all-time MLB home run record among Puerto Rican born players, with 473. Since retirement Delgado has continued his awesome activism work back home in Puerto Rico, and I hope we can see him return as Puerto Rico’s hitting coach in the next installment of the World Baseball Classic. In honor of Delgado’s birthday, I highlighted a few nostalgic memories that stick in my mind with Delgado in a Mets uniform. Happy watching!