Marlins also feel loss of Phillies hero Darren Daulton

Darren Daulton died Monday at age 55Former Philadelphia Phillies and Florida (now Miami) Marlins player Darren Daulton died on Monday of brain cancer. He was just 55 years old.The 1997 Major League Baseball season was just the fifth in the history of the expansion Marlins franchise. The team had begun play in 1993 along with the Colorado Rockies.The Rockies … Continue reading Marlins also feel loss of Phillies hero Darren Daulton

Darren Daulton Foundation Fighting Brain Cancer

In 1980, the Philadelphia Phillies were driving toward the club's fourth NL East crown in five years.That thrilling season would ultimately culminate in a third National League pennant, and the then 98-year-old organization's first-ever World Series championship victory.In June of that summer, the Phillies made an 18-year-old catcher out of Arkansas City High School in Kansas their 25th round selection … Continue reading Darren Daulton Foundation Fighting Brain Cancer

Chooch’s place in Phillies history

It was just two days ago that the announcement came, one that I had expected would be coming by this year's MLB trade deadline or soon thereafter: the Phillies had traded away longtime starting catcher Carlos Ruiz.I wanted to wait a couple of days before writing anything, letting the departure of Chooch sink in fully, before … Continue reading Chooch’s place in Phillies history