Former All-Star catcher Dar­ren Daulton dies at 55

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Dar­ren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the leader of the Philadel­phia Phillies’ NL cham­pi­onship team in 1993, has died. He was 55. Daulton had bat­tled brain can­cer since 2013. He had two tu­mors re­moved dur­ing brain surgery on July 1, 2013, but nine days later was di­ag­nosed with glioblas­toma, an ag­gres­sive form of brain can­cer that also took the lives of his former team­mate Tug Mc­Graw and former coach John Vukovich. “Dar­ren was a true leader of men,” Phillies chair­man emer­i­tus Bill Giles said. “In ad­di­tion to be­ing an out­stand­ing club­house leader, he was also a fighter. He bat­tled through five knee op­er­a­tions to be­come an Al­lS­tar. I re­ally en­joyed watch­ing him for 14 years in uni­form. Dar­ren was a su­per hu­man be­ing. His team­mates loved him, I loved him like he was one of my own.” — AP

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