Posts Tagged ‘Darren Daulton’

Who’s the Best Phillies Catcher of All Time?

July 13th, 2019 by Philly Pressbox | 1 Comment | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies

The boys are gathered at the Philly Pressbox for a few cold beverages and some baseball talk. We recently posted a note that it was Mike Lieberthals birthday and received both positive and negative comments about Lieby and him being honored on the Phillies Wall of Fame. That led us to the conversation of Who’s the Best Phillies Catcher of All Time. We quickly decided on the four finalists, Bob Boone, Darren Daulton, Leiberthal and Carlos Ruiz. This pretty much covers the last 40 years of full time Phillies catchers.

We’re going to provide some statistical information, as Phillies only, on each of the four and allow you, the fans, to vote on your favorite. The players are listed in alphabetical order.

BOB BOONE

Bob BooneBoonie was the Phillies full-time starting catcher from 1973-1981. He caught 1000+ games in 7 seasons.

He ranks 2nd to Lieberthal in games caught in the modern day with 1125. He caught 100+ games 7 times

He is 3rd in Batting Average, .259, behind Lieberthal and Ruiz.

He is 3rd in Home Runs, 65, behind Lieberthal and Daulton.

He ranks 3rd in RBI’s with 456.

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Sending Love to Dutch

June 28th, 2013 by AmyMac | Comments Off on Sending Love to Dutch | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies, Sports
Fan favorite Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors.

Fan favorite Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors.

By Amy McGinnis

Undoubtedly, those of us over the age of thirty or so remember the 1993 Phillies well.  Aside from the mullets, police blotters, and huge wads of chewing tobacco, we remember the heart and grit.  They took nothing for granted, and as a true representation of its fanbase, the team worked.  We watched Dave Hollins crowd the plate so that Greg Maddux (whom he later promised to kill if he hit another Phillie with a pitch) would plunk him.  We watched John Kruk sweat bullets in the heat, and we said silent prayers that he not collapse from a heart attack.  We watched Curt Schilling (who could pick off runners at first as if it were part of a magic show) cover his face with a towel as to not be forced to witness Mitch Williams on the mound in the postseason.  Through it all, though, we were fortunate enough to witness the effects of Darren Daulton – at the plate, as backstop, and in the clubhouse.  Truth be told, we could use some of Daulton’s brand of leadership these days.

Daulton, now 51, was a team leader in the truest sense.  Although Daulton had more than his fair share of criminal charges in his time, he was always a fan favorite in Philadelphia.  As recognition for his years as a Phillie (1983-1997) and his leadership of the 1993 National Championship team, the father of four was inducted into the Phillies’ Wall of Fame in 2010.

Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors, one of which has been deemed operable.  He is staged to undergo surgery next week to have it removed.

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