Sports Hall-of-Famer Dies after Losing Battle with Brain Cancer

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August 07, 2017

One of Major League Baseball’s most famous catchers of all time, Darren Daulton, has passed away after battling brain cancer. He was only 55 years old.

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Daulton is best known for his time spent playing with the Philadelphia Phillies. The team released a statement about his passing on Sunday night.

Daulton had been battling brain cancer since he was diagnosed in 2013. His treatment plan consisted of having 2 different tumors removed. In 2015, Dalton celebrated a major victory and shared he was cancer free.

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However, his cancer returned and he was unable to win the fight against it. Fans, teammates, and staff took to social media to share their condolences about the news of his passing.

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“Daulton played professional baseball since 1980 and played almost his entire career with the Phillies before retiring in 1997. He was a key part of the Phillies winning the National League Championship in 1993 ... during which he had 24 home runs and 105 RBIs. He also went on to win a World Series with the Marlins in his final year,” according to reports.

Please join us in praying for Daulton’s family during this difficult time. May God’s healing grace touch their lives. Daultons death comes just days after another famous sports star also passed away.

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