Unfortunately for Carlos Delgado he did not make the Hall of Fame and is removed from the ballot as he fell below the minimum required 5% to stay on it. However, Delgado will go down as one of the most feared power hitters to come from the island.
Delgado who comes from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico spent his first 12 years of his career up north with the Toronto Blue Jays where he would hit a total of 336 home runs and drive in 1,058 runs. After a year with the then Florida Marlins, Delgado joined the Mets in 2006 for the tail end of his career. Delgado added more firepower to the lineup as the Mets were on the pursuit for a championship in 2006.
He would debut in great style as he hit 38 home runs for the Mets in 2006 and drive in 114 runs. Over the 4 years, he was in New York, he would hit 30 plus home runs and drive in 100 plus runs for 2 of those years
Delgado put together an impressive showing during the NLCS in 2006 against the St. Louis Cardinals he batted for a .304 batting average, hitting 3 home runs and collecting 9 RBI.
Sadly, Delgado had a rocky ending to his Mets career as his numbers began to decline with age. He still gave the fans a great season in 2006 that saw the Mets go as deep in the playoffs as they could without reaching the World Series.
Easily one of the best first basemen to ever suit up for the club, Delgado has a place in franchise history among some of the best.