PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Long-time Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton passed away on Sunday at the age of 55.
Daulton made his MLB debut with the Phillies on Sept. 25, 1983. Daulton, who played for the Phils from 1983 to 1997, became the team’s full-time catcher in 1989.
“Dutch” was named to the National League All-Star team in 1992, 1993, and 1995 — and was one of the key pieces of the Phillies’ 1993 National League championship team.
Eventually, knee injuries derailed Daulton’s career. He spent the final season of his career with the Florida Marlins in 1997 which resulted in a World Series championship. Daulton put up respectable numbers (.263, 14 home runs, 63 RBI in just 395 at bats) and announced his retirement after the season.
Daulton was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2010.