Former All-Star catcher Daulton dies at 55

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PHILADEL­PHIA | 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.

Daulton played 14 1/2 of his 15 ma­jor league sea­sons with Philadel­phia and fin­ished his ca­reer with the 1997 World Se­ries cham­pion Florida Mar­lins, bat­ting .389 (7 for 18) with two dou­bles and one homer in a seven-game se­ries against Cleve­land.

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