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Jim Leyland: Marlins wouldn't have won in '97 without Darren Daulton

Tigers manager Jim Leyland tells the story of how he convinced the Marlins owner to acquire Darren Daulton.

Jim Leyland: Marlins wouldn't have won in '97 without Darren Daulton

Tigers manager Jim Leyland was on the Dan LeBatard Show yesterday, and since the show is based out of Miami, it comes as no surprise that one of the questions asked was about his favorite player on the 1997 Marlins team that won the World Series.

After first answering that Kirk Abbott was his favorite, Leyland added that it may have actually been long-time Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

Leyland went as far as to say that they wouldn't have won it all without Dutch.

Here's the clip:

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