After a four-year battle with brain cancer, former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has passed away at 55. Daulton’s former teammate Lenny Dykstra posted a video on Facebook calling Daulton his brother.
“Dutch, as we called him, was a warrior and a leader,” Dykstra said early Monday in a video, fighting back tears. “He was the kind of guy that you wanted on your team, and he was without a doubt the unquestionable leader on a team that went from last from first in 1993, where we made baseball fun again in Philadelphia.”
He also penned this letter saying how much he loved his former teammate.
After four years of battling brain cancer, my dear friend and great teammate, Darren Daulton, has passed away. “Dutch” was the unquestionable leader of our 1993Phillies team that went from last place to first place, as we swaggered our way to the World Series. Dutch was a warrior, a gamer, the kind of teammate you wanted in your foxhole. Dutch was a man! The toughest player I ever played with.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Darren’s family.
I will miss you Dutch.