Darren Daulton, Catcher for the 1993 Pennant-Winning Phillies, Dies at 55


Darren Daulton with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993, the year they lost the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays. He was later given a spot on the team’s Wall of Fame.

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Darren Daulton, a three-time All-Star catcher who led a ragtag Philadelphia Phillies team to an improbable pennant in 1993, died on Sunday at 55. The Phillies announced his death and said the cause was brain cancer, which Daulton had fought for four years.

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. He helped the Marlins beat Cleveland in the World Series that year, hitting .389. He then retired with a .245 batting average, a .357 on-base percentage and a .427 slugging percentage.

The Phillies did not have a formal captain’s position during Daulton’s career, but as a no-nonsense figure who had fought through many knee injuries to become an everyday player, Daulton was the acknowledged team…

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