At 55 years old, Darren Daulton has this physical status:
Darren Arthur Daulton (January 3, 1962 – August 6, 2017), also known as "Dutch," was an American professional baseball catcher who played for Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1983, 1985–1997) and the Florida Marlins (1997).
Daulton was a three-time MLB All-Star and received the 1992 Silver Slugger Award while with the Phillies.
With the Marlins, he won the 1997 World Series.
In the 25th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft, the Philadelphia Phillies selected Daulton. He made his major league debut for the Phillies on September 25, 1983. In 1983, Daulton had three at bats for the Phillies. He appeared sparingly throughout 1988, owing to the presence of all-star catchers Ozzie Virgil Jr. and Lance Parrish. In 1989, Daulton became the Phillies' full-time catcher. He played in more than 60 games in any single season throughout his career, with a batting average of.206 from 1988 to 1989, just above the Mendoza Line. Daulton's breakout season was 1990, his first as his team's primary backstop; he batted.268, earning him a three-year contract worth $6.75 million; his second as his frontstop. On August 15, 1990, Daulton caught Terry Mulholland's no-hitter.
Daulton led the National League (NL) in RBIs for 1992 after a slump in 1991 when his batting average fell below.200. In addition, he placed in the top ten in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, home runs, runs, and runs for additional base hits. Daulton received his first All-Star appearance, the NL Silver Slugger Award, and sixth place in NL MVP voting.
Daulton was one of the NL pennant-winning 1993 Phillies' catalysts. Despite the fact that the Philadelphia Phillies lost the World Series, Daulton was named an All-Star for his second season and finished seventh in NL MVP voting. He finished in the top ten in on-base percentage, RBIs, walks, and extra base hits once more. Daulton was also ranked in the top ten times on base and intentional walks.
Daulton was able to diagnose knee pains right away. Through 67 games, he was hitting.300, 15 home runs, and 56 RBIs, in 1994. Daulton was named to his third all-star squad in 1995; however, he played in only 98 games and finished the year with just nine home runs. Since August 25, 1995, the Daultons never saw another big league game.
Daulton missed almost half of the 1996 season due to injury; he appeared in just five games, all as an outfielder. Despite his regular injuries, he returned to the outfield in 1997 in an effort to keep his still-productive bat in the lineup. Daulton has also played 42 games as a first baseman.
Billy McMillon, a 17-year member of the Philadelphia Phillies, was traded by Daulton to the Florida Marlins on July afară from 17 years with the Phillies group. Daulton's knee pains had gotten worse by that time, limiting his use to playing first base and pinch hitting. He had a.263 batting average, 14 home runs, 63 RBI, and 68 runs scored in 395 at bats during his 1997 debut. In the 1997 World Series, Daulton batted 7-for-18 (389) as the Marlins defeated the Cleveland Indians. After the series, Daulton revealed his retirement.
In 1,161 games played, Daulton reached.245, with 137 home runs, 588 RBIs, and 511 runs scored. In the 2001 edition of his Historical Baseball Abstract, Bill James ranked Daulton as the 25th-best major league catcher of all time.
Daulton was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame on August 6, 2010.
Daulton was arrested several times on vehicle-related charges. In 1988, he was arrested in Pinellas County, Florida, under the influence (DUI), and his driver's license was suspended for a year after refusing to take a breathalyzer test. His licence was suspended in the late 1990s due to unpaid speeding tickets; he had at least five speeding tickets during that period, including one for traveling in a 65-mile-per-hour (160 km/h) zone.
He was involved in a single-vehicle accident on January 3, 2001, causing $20,000 worth of damage to his BMW sedan while he was under his second license suspension. He refused to be tested once more, and was charged with DUI, along with driving with a revoked license, and failure to appear in court.
After refusing to be tested for alcohol two years ago, Daulton was jailed for a third time for driving with a revoked licence and DUI.
He was arrested for the fourth time for charging against his wife. He spent two and a half months in jail and two and a half months in drug rehabilitation.
In the years after his detention and prison term, Daulton began to relive his life, acknowledging his shortcoming and serving within the local community and charity. Daulton and his partner Amanda founded The Darren Daulton Foundation in 2013. The foundation, which then began to give over to over 100 people a total of more than $250,000, has provided financial assistance to those who suffer from primary brain tumors. To this day, the foundation is still operating.
If They Only Know, Daulton wrote a book on occultism and numerology, which was published in 2007. He discusses many aspects of occultism in the book, quoting experts in the field and reflecting on his own personal experience with the paranormal.
Daulton hosted "Talking Baseball with Dutch" from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Philadelphia's sports radio station WPEN from 2010 to 2016.