Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#124 Nicky Delmonico - Chicago White Sox

Player: Nicky Delmonico (Baseball Reference) (Wikipedia)
Card Number: 124 (Trading Card Database)
Division: American League Central
Position: OF
Jersey Number: 30
RC/Future Stars/Topps Rookie Cup: RC

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Nicky Delmonico #30 of the Chicago White Sox homers during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the White Sox 5-4. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Game Date: August 16, 2017
Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers
Stadium: Dodger Stadium
Home/Away: Away
Game Outcome: Dodgers 5, White Sox 4
Win/Loss: Loss
Player Game Line: 3/4, 2 Solo Home Runs
Photographer: Rob Leiter (Website)
New Team/Photoshopped?: No

Birthdate: July 12, 1992
Birthplace: Knoxville, TN
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
MLB Service Years: 1
Social Media Handles: (Twitter) (Instagram)

This is Delmonico's first appearance in the Opening Day brand.

As mentioned in the Stats post about rookies, Delmonico has a different photo than the one used in Series 1. The one above was also used for the White Sox Factory team set.

Something I learned because of this card: I didn't realize Tennessee was such a hotbed of baseball talent. I think Delmonico is the 3rd or 4th guy I've profiled already from TN and now I wouldn't be surprised if there were a couple more by the time I'm finished.

Nicky's dad, Rod Delmonico was the head baseball coach at the University of Tennessee's from 1990-2007 and also coached the Netherlands national team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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