Former Philadelphia Phillies Catcher, Darren Daulton passed away on Sunday after a four-year battle with brain cancer. He was just 55 years old.((Darren Daulton, legendary Phillies catcher, dies at 55. www.usatoday.com))((Former Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Dies at 55. www.si.com))
Daulton was a 3x All Star, and 1x Silver Slugger with an outstanding ability to handle his position behind the plate. He helped the Florida Marlins win the 1997 World Series.((Darren Daulton. www.baseball-reference.com))
He was one of the rookie cards I always looked for when opening packs of 1986 Topps Baseball. Even to this day, I consider him one of the key cards to have in the set. I always looked for his cards in bargain bins and can remember hoping to pull an elusive Phillies Finest card from 1994 Ultra Baseball.
Daulton is a member of the Phillies Wall of Fame and is remembered as a fan favorite and a franchise best.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of 1993 NL Champion and Phillies Wall of Fame catcher Darren Daulton. pic.twitter.com/iPHB9Rn7vg
— Phillies (@Phillies) August 7, 2017