Sad news surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies organization on Thursday as former catcher Darren Daulton announced that he has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and is in the intensive care unit at Jefferson University Hospital. He is scheduled to undergo surgery next week.
The brain tumors were discovered after Dalton decided to go to the doctor after he spent the last two weeks not feeling well and it’s a good thing that he did considering how serious the situation is. Dalton–also known as “Dutch”–was always considered a fan favorite in the City of Brotherly Love as he played for the team from 1983-1997 and played a key role in helping the team reach the World Series in 1993.
Even though he never won a title with the Phillies, fans were happy to see Dalton end his career as a winner when he won a World Series as a member of the Florida Marlins back in 1997. Obviously, it’s difficult to see anyone go through a situation like this and from all of us at Rant Sports–we pray for nothing but positive results on Dalton’s end when he has surgery next week.
Dalton will always have a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia fans and was even inducted to the team’s Wall of Fame back in 2010. Currently, Dalton has been working at 97.5 in Philadelphia hosting his own show that airs during the regular season.