Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton loses battle with brain cancer at 55

Postado Agosto 07, 2017

- The Phillies have confirmed that former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has died after a battle with brain cancer. Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2013 after having 2 tumors removed.

Daulton played in three All-Star games and spent 14 seasons with the Phillies. He was part of the team that won the 1993 National League Championship before ultimately falling to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series.

During his time with the Phillies, Daulton batted.245 in 1,109 games with 189 doubles, 134 home runs and 567 RBI.

The Phillies drafted Daulton in the 25th round of the 1980 MLB Draft.

He also drove in 105 runs in 1993 and was named the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year in 1997, when he hit.263 with 14 homers and 63 RBIs during his split-season with the Phillies and Marlins.

Daulton, who was given a plaque on the Phillies' Wall of Fame in 2010, started his major league career with Philadelphia in 1983 and stayed with the organization until 1997, when he was traded to the Florida Marlins.

Nicknamed "Dutch", Daulton will be better remembered for his time in Philadelphia. "From the day that we drafted him until today, he constantly earned our respect and admiration as both a player and person", said Phillies Chairman David Montgomery. One of my toughest decisions as team president was to approve his trade to the Marlins in July of 1997.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Darren Daulton Foundation, which provides financial help to people suffering from brain cancer.

A longtime resident of Clearwater, Fla., where the Phillies hold spring training, Daulton is survived by his wife, Amanda, and four children.