» December 18, 1889: The Brotherhood meets and expels members who have signed National League contracts, including Jack Glasscock, John Clarkson, Kid Gleason, and George Miller. Among those expelled, Jake Beckley, Joe Mulvey, and Ed Delahanty would eventually jump back to the PL and be reinstated.
» June 16, 1894: Ed Delahanty goes 6-for-6 with a double, as Philadelphia tops Cincinnati 199.
» May 3, 1899:
New York's Tom O'Brien receives perhaps the first intentional walk in ML history. In the 8th inning, with men on 2nd and 3rd with one out, Ed Delahanty trots to the mound to tell A's P Jack Fifield to walk O'Brien, who has hit well all day. The next batter, Fred Hartman, hits into a DP.
» May 13, 1899: Ed Delahanty of the Phillies, who hit four home runs in a game in 1896, collects four doubles in a 90 victory over New York, the only player to achieve these dual records.
» May 15, 1899: Willie Keeler, one of the smallest players and best bunters, drives the ball past startled LF Ed Delahanty of the Phillies for an inside-the-park grand slam and an 85 victory for Brooklyn.
» April 21, 1902: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, reversing a lower court's decision, grants a permanent injunction (effective only in Pennsylvania) barring jumpers Nap Lajoie, Chick Fraser, and Bill Bernhard from playing for the A's, or any team but the Phillies. Not mentioned, but covered by the decision, are: Elmer Flick, Monte Cross, and Bill Duggleby of the A's; Ed Delahanty, Al Orth, Harry Wolverton, and Jack Townsend of Washington; Ed McFarland (White Stockings) and Red Donahue (Browns).
» June 2, 1902:
The Senators unload three homers in the 3rd inning against the White Sox Clark Griffith as Ed Delahanty, Bill Coughlin and George Carey belt the Old Fox, though not consecutively. After Wyatt Lee doubles, Griffith takes himself out.
» August 5, 1902: Cleveland rookie Otto Hess, who made his debut two days ago, wobbles to a 7-6 ten-inning win over the Washington Nationals. The Nats test the rookie by laying down 14 bunts, three of which are misplayed by Hess, four are hits, and seven go for sacrifices. Cleveland SS Johnny Gochnauer breaks his finger in the 3rd inning when he tries to flag down a line drive hit by Ed Delahanty. Gochnauer stays in the game and doubles in the tying runs in the 8th inning and doubles home the winner off Casey Patten in the 10th.
» April 14, 1903: Ed Delahanty, one of five ML brothers, and the greatest natural hitter of his time, rejoins the Washington Nationals in accordance with the peace terms. A 3-year contract with the Giants at $8,000 a year, signed during the winter, is canceled. The Nationals reimburse the Giants for the $3,000 advanced to Big Ed.
» July 2, 1903: Seeing that George Davis is playing for the Giants, Ed Delahanty decides to jump to New York too. Leaving the Nationals in Detroit, he boards an eastbound train. He is put off the train for rowdy, and possibly drunken, behavior at Niagara Falls. When he tries to walk across the railroad bridge over the Niagara River, he falls to his death. He had a 16-year, .346 batting average.
» August 31, 1906:
In the great tradition of his late brother Ed, Frank Delahanty of New York hits two home runs, a triple, and single, and knocks in seven runs in a 20-5 rout of Washington.
» October 1, 1922: Rogers Hornsbys 3-for-5 on the last day puts him at .401, the first .400-hitter in the NL since Ed Delahanty in 1899. His NL-record 250 hits top Willie Keelers 243 in 1897. Hornsby wins the Triple Crown with 152 RBIs and 42 HRs. His 102 extra-base hits will be the NLs tops until Chuck Kleins 107 in 1930.
» April 25, 1945: Baseball writers cannot seem to get any Hall of Fame candidates past the 75 percent requirement, but a committee selected to bring in some old-timers succeeds with a group of turn-of-the-century names: Jimmy Collins, Roger Bresnahan, Fred Clarke, Dan Brouthers, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Jennings, Mike "King" Kelly, Jim O'Rourke, Wilbert Robinson, and Hugh Duffy. Collins, overlooked in six HOF elections, was on the all-time teams of Connie Mack and John McGraw.
» July 6, 1986: Bob Horner becomes the 11th player to hit four home runs in a game, but it isn't enough as the Braves fall to the Expos 118. Horner is only the second to hit his four home runs in a losing cause; Ed Delahanty of the Phillies on was the first, on July 13, 1896. On the winning side, Al Newman cracks his first ML home run, off Zane Smith; it'll be his only homer, as Newman will go to the American League next year and set the junior circuit record by going to bat 1,893 times without a 4-bagger.