Former Phillies All-Star Darren Daulton dies at 55

Darren Daulton, who helped lead the Phillies to the World Series in 1993, died Sunday at the age of 55.

Daulton, a three-time All-Star during his 14-year MLB career, was added to the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2010.

Daulton is regarded as the heart and soul of the 1993 Phillies, who beat the Braves in the National League Championship Series before falling to the Blue Jays in the World Series.

The Phillies traded Daulton to the Marlins in 1997 and he was able to earn a World Series ring while contributing to the Marlins’ championship run.

“From the day that we drafted him until today, he constantly earned our respect and admiration as both a player and person,” Phillies chairman David Montgomery said in a statement. “Darren was the face of our franchise in the early 1990’s. Jim Fregosi asked so much of him as catcher, clean-up hitter and team leader. He responded to all three challenges.

“One of my toughest decisions as team president was to approve his trade to the Marlins in July of 1997. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Amanda, his parents, his brother and his four children. Dutch was truly ‘one of a kind’ and we will dearly miss him.”

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