Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wood vs. Wood #201

Last time it was a 7-2 victory for 1962. Who will win this battle of the Sox?

A rather dark photo of Ike Delock. Delock had an 11-year major league career, pitching in 322 games for the Red Sox, and ending his career with 7 games for the Orioles in 1963. Delock spent time as both a starter and a reliever for Boston, and overall went 84-75 with 31 saves and a 4.03 ERA. He went into a career in sales after his baseball career. He died in 2022.

John Cangelosi gets a much sunnier photo. Cangelosi had an excellent rookie season in 1986, setting the American League rookie record with 50 stolen bases, broken by Kenny Lofton in 1992, and Esteury Ruiz set a new mark last year with Oakland. The 50 SB disguised an overall weak offensive season for Cangelosi, who hit .235 with 2 HR and 32 RBI in his only season as a regular. He spent several more seasons as a backup outfielder for the Pirates, Rangers, Mets, Astros, Marlins and Rockies. Overall in 1,038 games he hit .250 with 12 HR, 134 RBI and 154 SB. He is now a youth baseball instructor in the Chicago area.