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a year in which Dellucci hit 10 home runs helping lead Arizona to a thrilling, seven-game World Series triumph over the New York Yankees. Two years later, Dellucci made his second appearance in the World Series, this time as a member of the American League Champion New York Yankees. But New York went on to lose the series to the Florida Marlins in six games.
A year later, Dellucci signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers. He enjoyed the most productive period of his career in Texas hitting 17 home runs with 61 RBIs in 2004 and a career-high 29 homers in 2005 complimented by 65 RBIs. During the Rangers playoff run of 2004, Dellucci hit a game winning double to beat the Oakland A's and keep the Rangers in playoff hopes alive. It has been described as one of the most memorable plays in Texas Rangers history.
David Dellucci was an all-state player at Baton Rouge Catholic High School. He was one of the top prep players in the nation when he signed with the University of Mississippi in 1991.
At Ole Miss, he was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Rebels. Dellucci was an All-SEC selection in 1994 and 1995 and garnered first team All-American honors as a senior after batting .410 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs. He was named Ole Miss Athlete of the Year in 1995.
Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 1995 draft, Dellucci made his Major League debut for the Orioles in 1997 before being picked up in the 1998 Expansion Draft by the newly formed Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dellucci quickly found a home on the Diamondbacks roster, where he would spend the next six seasons. The high-point of his career was the 2001 campaign,
Born and raised in Baton Rouge,
Dellucci ended a 13-year Major League career with the Toronto Blue Jays when an injury forced his retirement midway through the 2009 season. He concluded a sparkling Major League resume with 101 home runs and 398 RBIs.