Darren Daulton, former Phillies All-Star catcher, dies during 55

Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has died, a group pronounced Sunday. He was 55.


Daulton was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and went into discount in 2015. He was a pivotal partial of and personality on a 1993 Phillies group that astounded by winning a National League streamer and mislaid to a Toronto Blue Jays in 6 games in a World Series.

“We played tough and did all hard. It was fun, and that was what done us special,” Daulton once pronounced of a extraordinary ’93 team.

Daulton was found to have dual mind tumors in Jun 2013 and, after medicine to mislay them, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rarely virulent form of mind cancer, a following month. He underwent radiation, debate therapy and other diagnosis before announcing he was cancer-free in Feb 2015.

“Darren was a loyal personality of men,” Phillies authority emeritus Bill Giles pronounced in a statement. “The Phillies would not have left to a 1993 World Series but his leadership. In further to being an superb hall leader, he was also a fighter. He battled by 5 knee operations to turn an All-Star. we unequivocally enjoyed examination him for 14 years in uniform. Darren was a super tellurian being. His teammates desired him. we desired him like he was one of my own. In fact, he called me ‘Uncle Bill.'”

Glioblastoma has also claimed a lives of other important ball players, including Gary Carter, Tug McGraw and Johnny Oates.

Daulton was a fastening force in a Phillies’ hall during his 13½ seasons in Philadelphia. He was famous for his work ethic, old-school toughness and smile.

He also was a defensive standout and one of a Phillies’ biggest maladroit bats during his heyday. He won a Silver Slugger Award in 1992, a same deteriorate he led a National League in RBIs, with 109. He followed that opening with 105 RBIs (sixth in a NL) in 1993, apropos one of usually 9 catchers in MLB story to expostulate in 100 or some-more runs in back-to-back seasons.

He was named to a All-Star group in 1992, ’93 and ’95.

“All of us during a Phillies are saddened to hear of Darren’s passing,” Phillies authority David Montgomery said. “From a day that we drafted him until today, he constantly warranted a honour and indebtedness as both a actor and person. Darren was a face of a authorization in a early 1990s. Jim Fregosi asked so most of him as catcher, cleanup hitter and group leader. He responded to all 3 challenges. One of my toughest decisions as group boss was to approve his trade to a Marlins in Jul of 1997. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Amanda, his parents, his hermit and his 4 children. Dutch was truly ‘one of a kind,’ and we will dearly skip him.”

American soccer star and suburban Philadelphia local Carli Lloyd offering her condolences around Twitter.

Injuries and knee problems took a fee on Daulton. He underwent 9 knee surgeries over a march of his career, and in his final few seasons, he transitioned to play outfield and initial bottom and splash hit.

With his career in decline, a Phillies traded Daulton to a Florida Marlins in Jul 1997. He strike .262 with 3 home runs and 21 RBIs in 52 games as a Marlins marched into a postseason. He batted cleanup in Game 7 as Florida won a World Series, and afterwards he retired.

He finished his career with a .245 batting average, .357 on-base commission and .427 slugging percentage.

Daulton was innate Jan. 3, 1962, in Arkansas City, Kansas. He was drafted by a Phillies in a 25th turn of a 1980 breeze and done his entrance on Sept. 25, 1983, opposite a St. Louis Cardinals.

Daulton is survived by his parents, Carol and Dave, of Arkansas City, Kansas; one brother, Dave Jr., of Arkansas City, Kansas; his wife, Amanda, of Clearwater, Florida; and his 4 children, Zachary (27), Summer (17), Savannah (16) and Darren Jr. (15).

Funeral services for Daulton will be private, a Phillies said.

Information from Associated Press was used in this report.


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