Delbert “Del” Bernard Unser

Born: December 9, 1944

Hometown: Decatur, IL

Year of Induction: 1997


College Career

Mississippi State University (1964-1966)

• 3-year starter for MSU as outfielder

• 3 home runs in game against Ole Miss (’65)

• First Team All-SEC Outfielder – MSU (’65-’66)

• SEC Champions – MSU (’65-’66)

• Sporting News All-American (’66)

• Led MSU in runs (31), hits (39), and batting average (.333) in 31 games (’66)

• President’s List Scholar (’66)


Pro Baseball Career

Washington Senators (1968-1971)
Cleveland Indians (1972)
Philadelphia Phillies (1973-1974)
New York Mets (1975-1976)
Montreal Expos (1976-1978)
Philadelphia Phillies (1979-1982)

(World Series Champs, 1980)

Did You Know?

Del Unser set a Major League Baseball record by hitting 3 consecutive pinch-hit home runs (June 30 – July 10, 1979) while with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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