Taking a look at some of the key numbers in the life of Darren Daulton, a man who was admittedly flawed and yet beloved by so many in the baseball community.
3 – Number of All-Star seasons (1992, 1993, 1995). Daulton is the last Phillies catcher to start an All-Star Game.
5 – Grand slams in his career, tied for seventh most in Phillies history.
7 – Where he finished in MVP voting in 1993. He was sixth in 1992.
9 – Number of knee surgeries endured. Ouch.
10 – His uniform number, which also was adopted by Delran native Carli Lloyd long before she became a soccer superstar. Lloyd was 11 when the Phillies went to the World Series in 1993.
So sad. My all time favorite. Why I chose #10 jersey. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. https://t.co/3BnS91rTuE
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 7, 2017
14 – Seasons spent with the Phillies, tied for the seventh-most in club history behind only Mike Schmidt (18), Granny Hamner (16), and Chuck Klein, Tony Taylor, Steve Carlton and Jimmy Rollins (15 each).
27 – Career high for home runs in a season (1992). He followed it up with 24 in 1993, his only other season of 20+ dingers.
35 – Doubles in 1993, most ever by a Phillies catcher in a single season.
109 – Career high for RBI in a season (1992). Daulton is the last catcher to lead his league in RBI. He followed it up with 105 RBI in 1993, his only other season of 100+.
137 – Career regular-season home runs. Daulton also hit three in the postseason, including one each in the 1993 and 1997 World Series.
628 – Daulton was selected with pick No. 628 by the Phillies in the 25th round of the 1980 draft. Ironically, the Phillies chose a catcher in the first round that year (Henry Powell). He never made it out of A-ball.
1,109 – Regular-season games played with the Phillies before being dealt to the Marlins near the 1997 trade deadline for fringe outfielder Billy McMillon.
1962 – Born that year on Jan. 3 in Arkansas City, Kan.
1988 – Daulton struggled with alcohol abuse throughout his life and several times was arrested for DUI, including 1988 when his license was suspended.
1990 – Year of Terry Mulholland’s no-hitter, the only one caught by Daulton.
1993 – Was the unquestioned leader of the rollicking Phillies club that went from last place the previous season to the World Series.
1997 – While McMillon simply played out the season for the Phils, Daulton – at this point a first baseman — helped the Marlins win the championship by hitting .389 in the World Series. Game 7 of that World Series was the final game of Daulton’s career.
2005 – Daulton spent two months in jail in 2005 for violating terms of a court order following a domestic abuse arrest.
2007 – Wrote his controversial autobiography If They Only Knew.
2010 – Enshrined into the Phillies Wall of Fame.
2010 – Daulton to Philadelphia magazine: “I need you to make this clear: Anything I did in the past is my fault. Not my ex-wife’s fault, not any of my kids’ faults, not baseball, not the media. Me, my fault. I did the damage. Will you make sure that comes through? Will you do that for me?”
2017 – Died Sunday, Aug. 6, following a four-year battle with brain cancer. Daulton was 55.