Former MLB Catcher Darren Daulton dead at 55

Former MLB Catcher Darren Daulton dead at 55


Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, one of the best at his position in the franchise’s history, died Sunday at 55 following a four-year battle with cancer.

A fan favorite and team leader, Daulton was an integral part of the Phillies’ 1993 team that reached the World Series, falling in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays. He finished seventh in National League MVP voting that year.

A 25th-round pick of the Phillies in 1980, Daulton, known as “Dutch,” played 14 seasons in Philadelphia. He won a World Series title with the Marlins in 1997, his final season. Daulton was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2010.

Daulton still owns the Phillies’ record at catcher for RBI in a season (109 in 1992) and doubles (35 in 1993).

Daulton caught Terry Mulholland’s no-hitter on Aug. 15, 1990, which was the franchise’s first at Veterans Stadium.