2005 was a fantastic season for David Dellucci. The DH/left fielder was used primarily as a leadoff hitter for the Texas Rangers and finished in the American League’s top 10 for walks (career-high 76) along with a .367 on-base percentage that ranked among the best in the league.
David slugged 29 home runs — resulting in one of the game’s best homers-per-plate appearance ratios — and drove in 65 runs. He scored 97 runs in 128 games, starting off a dynamic Ranger offense.
As a member of the 2001 World Series-winning Arizona Diamondbacks and the 2003 American League Champions New York Yankees, David knows what it takes to help his team be successful. With the Rangers, he also has become one of the fan favorites in the North Texas area.
A leader both on and off the field, Mr. Dellucci retains strong ties in his home state of Louisiana. He is an avid outdoorsman, passionate about conservation of wildlife and the environment, and spends an abundance of time outdoors in and around Louisiana. In the off-season, he returns to his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to enjoy a winter of hunting, fishing and all outdoor recreation. David is the official spokesperson for America’s Wetlands Conservation and donates both his time and financial assistance to the conservation of the Louisiana coastline. In addition, he is a spokesperson for Make a Wish Foundation, helping make children’s dreams come true. David is also active in family-oriented activities, with particular emphasis on family recreation and family values.
David’s Catch 22 for Blue foundation continues to help aid victims of the hurricane disasters that beset his native region. His MLBlog has been a way to share these stories, encourage donations to help those who were affected, and update people on the progress of this Foundation.