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Former Phillies catcher Darren 'Dutch' Daulton dies at 55

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Former Phillies catcher Darren 'Dutch' Daulton dies at 55
Philly.Com ^ | 08/07/2017 | Frank Fitzpatrick

Posted on 8/7/2017, 7:46:09 AM by Kid Shelleen

Darren “Dutch” Daulton, the charismatic catcher and master of Macho Row, whose talent for controlling both a pitching staff and a clubhouse helped the 1993 Phillies win an improbable National League pennant, died Sunday at age 55 after a four-year battle with brain cancer.

A three-time all-star, Mr. Daulton played 14 seasons for the Phillies organization, which drafted him in 1980. But he will be recalled longest and most fondly in Philadelphia for his role as the cleanup hitter and locker-room leader of the 1993 Phils.

That wild and wildly popular team, with him supplying much of its power on and off the field, attracted a then-franchise record 3.1 million fans --SNIP-- In his 2001 Historical Baseball Abstract, statistical guru Bill James ranked Mr. Daulton as the 25th best catcher in baseball history.

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That '93 Phillies team was fun. Between Daulton, Kruk and Dykstra you had a group of characters.

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Is Daulton the one that dropped his pants while on base to shake the dirt out?

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Is Daulton the one that dropped his pants while on base to shake the dirt out?

"Psycho" Steve Lyons

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