Darren Daulton passes away after battle with brain cancer

The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look back at one of the most valuable players to ever wear a Phillies’ uniform.

But he will be recalled longest and most fondly in Philadelphia for his role as the cleanup hitter and locker-room leader of the 1993 Phils.

That wild and wildly popular team, with him supplying much of its power on and off the field, attracted a then-franchise record 3.1 million fans to Veterans Stadium, captivating a city that saw in its blue-collar grit and grime a reflection of itself.

In a separate story, the Inquirer details how one of Daulton’s friends and former teammate Lenny Dykstra remembered him.

Darren Daulton was 55.

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