Philadelphia Phillie Darren Daulton Loses Battle with Brain Cancer
Darren Daulton, one of the most beloved players in Philadelphia Phillies history, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 55.
If you’re a Phillies fan you remember Daulton as ‘Dutch’, the captivating catcher who helped lead the team to the 1993 World Series against Toronto Blue Jays. Although he didn’t earn a championship ring with the Phillies, he would later receive one as a member of the Florida.
Plagued by knee injuries throughout his Major League career, Daulton, who made his debut with the Phillies in 1983, he announced his retirement in 1997.
In 2013 Daulton underwent surgery to remove tumors from him brain. After battled brain cancer once, the disease returned and he passed away Sunday.
That same year, I met Darren in the strangest of places — a Wilson Phillips concert on the beach in Atlantic City. He was hanging out on the sand and stepped back onto my feet. A professional athlete, the pain was pretty searing, lol. But we had a laugh, snapped a photo, and I was thrilled to meet one of my all-time baseball heroes.
You’ll be missed by so many Dutch, but never, ever forgotten. Thanks for all the memories you gave Phillies fans to remember you by. R.I.P. #10.
SOURCES: Philadelphia Phillies; 6abc