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August 29, 1988 | By PAUL HAGEN, Daily News Sports Writer
There has been, at least, a strange sort of consistency to the course the Phillies have charted this season. If there's a banana peel, they slip on it. If there's a pothole, they drive smack over it. If there's a way to lose, they unearth it. If anything can go wrong, in short, it assuredly will. And so it came to pass yesterday that the Phillies announced catcher Darren Daulton will miss the rest of the season with a broken right hand. It seems that, after being called out on strikes in the bottom of the ninth Saturday night, Daulton disagreed with home plate umpire John Kibler.
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May 24, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A step back from baseball may turn out to be Darren Daulton's first step toward returning to the game. Although he has been in Clearwater, Fla., working with rehab trainer Hap Hudson since mid-April, Daulton began hitting and throwing only in the past week. The results have been encouraging enough to start talk that Daulton could be back sometime after the all-star break. "I would say that's accurate," Hudson said yesterday. "That's almost two months from now. I would say the next three weeks are going to tell us a lot more.
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February 2, 1994 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains information from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post and USA Today
Darren Daulton has split from Lynne Austin-Daulton, his wife of less than five years. In an interview in yesterday's Daily News, she didn't give a reason but said the couple hasn't filed for divorce and indicated that it was a trial separation. The Phillies catcher couldn't be reached for comment yesterday. His agent confirmed the split calling it "amicable," but said neither he nor Daulton would have anything further to say about it for at least a week. A source inside the Phillies organization said Daulton had recently spoken of trouble in the marriage but the source refused to be specific, citing confidentiality.
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July 1, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Darren Daulton could have been just another pretty face. No work would have been needed, and a lot of people did not expect much more from a 25th-round draft pick anyway. Richie Ashburn, the late broadcaster with the wry sense of humor, once described Daulton as not much of a ballplayer, but a great guy to be seen with in the lobby. That was in the mid-1980s, when Daulton struggled to keep his batting average above .200 and yearned to be the Phillies' starting catcher. When Daulton's first child, Zach, made a spring-training clubhouse appearance as an infant in the early '90s, pitcher Jason Grimsley took one look at the kid and confidently predicted: "That kid has zero percent chance of being ugly.
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June 16, 1993 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the curious things about the Phillies' 45-17 start, and there are many, is the fact that they've compiled baseball's best record on just an average payroll. Next year, however, that $27 million salary figure will rise substantially. Darren Daulton's new contract kicks in and that will raise his salary by more than $1 million in the first year of his back-loaded four-year, $18 million deal. Dave Hollins' pay will increase by almost $2 million. More significant in inflationary terms, nine and possibly 10 Phils, including Terry Mulholland, Tommy Greene and Curt Schilling, will be eligible for arbitration between seasons.
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September 28, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After watching rookie sensation Scott Rolen's umpteenth spectacular performance of the year, Phillies manager Terry Francona made a prediction last night. "Pretty soon, people aren't just going to be talking about the rookie of the year," Francona said of Rolen. "They're going to be talking about the MVP. That's how special this kid is. " Rolen, 22, thrilled a Veterans Stadium crowd of 17,664 with an electrifying two-homer performance in leading the Phils to a dramatic 8-7 win over the Florida Marlins.
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October 22, 1993 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A catcher earns his paycheck by what he does behind the plate. If he can catch the ball, throw the ball and call pitches, he can win a job in the majors. If he can hit, too, that's nice. Darren Daulton can hit. He proved that all season long. But in the playoffs and the postseason, he has struggled with the bat. He's 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position in the postseason. He's batting .211 in the World Series. Nobody's complaining - not now. Last night, when the Phillies most needed it, the veteran catcher coaxed a great game from Curt Schilling.
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October 5, 2000 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' quartet of general manager Ed Wade, adviser Dallas Green, assistant GM Ruben Amaro, and scouting director Mike Arbuckle formulated their first list of managerial candidates yesterday. By the end of the afternoon, they had a dozen names that interested them. The only candidates Wade revealed were longtime Phillies coach John Vukovich and former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton. "We've got a group of guys who have some level of experience in the major leagues, we have Darren who has no major-league staff experience, and we have guys with big-league managerial experience on the list," Wade said.
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April 1, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Giles had hoped today would come and he'd don his favorite straw hat and sit in the sunshine and enjoy nine innings of opening-day baseball in sold-out Dodger Stadium. He'd hoped the two hot-copy issues that dogged his Phillies like a stalker throughout spring training would be resolved by now. They are not. Curt Schilling is still unsigned beyond this season, and Darren Daulton is still a Phillie. Giles, the club president, had hoped to complete Schilling's proposed three-year contract extension yesterday, the day the pitcher had set as his deadline.
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July 29, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies led, 5-4, in the eighth. No one, least of all the vocal Mets fans, was leaving Veterans Stadium. The tiny lead, after all, was in the bullpen's hands. And few would mistake those awkward paws for Allstate's. Most of the Phils' relievers are quickly moving past hope, their ERAs past respectability. Not surprisingly, the lead quickly became past tense. By the time manager Jim Fregosi popped out of the dugout with a belated hook for Barry Jones, the Mets had scored a pair of eighth-inning runs off the battered reliever.
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March 7, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - That's the part of golf you have to enjoy, Dave Cash was saying. Every bad shot brings a chance to make up for it, to hit one better than was previously possible. Sitting next to him was Robert Person, finishing off a paper plate of food. "You guys weren't even born when I started playing," Cash said. The former second baseman laughed. It was 1969 when he broke icnto the big leagues. Sept. 13, Forbes Field, 10,440 Pittsburghers in the stands. He was 21 years old. Person was born 3 weeks later in Lowell, Mass.
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February 16, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The bad times far outweighed the good during Jim Fregosi's managerial tenure with the Phillies, and even then he was able to make you believe he was the smartest man in the room. He had weaknesses, but he still made you think he was as strong as his opinions. His ego was so immense that it became one of his nicknames – "Ego" instead of "Frego" - and still, he was a human magnet. Fregosi, 71, died Friday morning in a Miami hospital after suffering multiple strokes Sunday during a Caribbean cruise.
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February 13, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
I AM A sporadic pack rat. Which is another way of saying I tend to throw out valuable things and hold on to things of dubious worth. Near or at the top of this list would be drawer No. 4 in my attic, which houses every Phillies media guide since my hire in 1992. Back then it was a good idea to hold on to the damn things for historical purposes, but those were the days when the Internet was a futuristic rumor not taken seriously, and the public library was a valued institution and not the focus of a cost-cutting debate.
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December 19, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WHEN NEWS came that Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell 's character in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" was based on former Philly news anchor Mort Crim , the interview requests started rolling in for the Jacksonville-based television personality: "Good Morning America!" " Piers Morgan Live!" He'll be on "Fox & Friends" today. Philadelphia magazine even had Crim read Ron Burgundy quotes. So how will the former KYW anchor leverage his re-found fame? "That's an interesting question.
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November 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
APPARENTLY MITCH Williams and Lenny Dysktra aren't teeming with love for one another. The former Phillies were attending autograph-signing events at the Granite Run Mall - along with former teammate Darren Daulton - on Saturday when they ran into each other. According to several online reports, Dykstra and Daulton were chatting when Williams walked up. Several Twitter witnesses reported that Dykstra extended his hand to Williams, but that Wild Thing pushed it away. A tweet from @realphillyink reported that "Mitch slapped his [Dykstra's]
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October 31, 2013
PERHAPS it's only fitting that Darren Daulton's next step in his fight against brain cancer takes him to a favorite stop of Philadelphia's most popular fictional fighter. Daulton, the former Phillies catcher who was diagnosed with brain cancer this summer, will be in town Sunday to participate in the Race for Hope, a fundraising run and walk that benefits the National Brain Tumor Society. Daulton is scheduled to fly in from Florida this weekend and address the race participants about his own battle with brain cancer before Sunday's race.
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August 13, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
When sports fans started referring to players as "pieces," things were never quite the same. It has something to do with fans taking a more sophisticated view of the teams they follow. Everyone thinks he or she can do a better job than Ruben Amaro Jr. or Howie Roseman or Paul Holmgren or other general managers. In some cases, everyone may be right. In most cases, probably not. Somehow, transactions became more interesting to many fans than the actual games: Draftniks and salary cap aficionados and advanced stat advocates and fantasy gurus have elbowed out the guy who just wants to have a beer and watch a ball game.
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August 6, 2013
NINETEEN members of the 1993 Phillies took their respective positions prior to yesterday's game in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their NL pennant as a part of Alumni weekend at Citizens Bank Park. The biggest ovation came for Darren Daulton, who is battling brain cancer. Mitch Williams also received hearty applause. Lenny Dykstra was not in attendance.   - RYAN LAWRENCE
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August 5, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a hot mess down at One Citizens Bank Way these days. As a distraction from the team that is melting away faster than the Nazi's face in the final action scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark , the Phillies offered some blasts from the past the last few days. It started with Brad Lidge's retirement ceremony Thursday night and will culminate Sunday with the recognition of the rambunctious 1993 National League champion Phillies. It was a lot more fun listening to Danny Jackson, Mickey Morandini, Jim Fregosi, and Lee Thomas reminisce about that enchanted season two decades ago than it was watching the 2013 Phillies play an Atlanta Braves team that has buried them in the standings.
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August 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LAST MONTH Larry Andersen thought about Alumni Weekend and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 National League champion Phillies and realized it wasn't going to be anywhere near as fun as it was at the Vet. "I don't think the whole reunion can really come to fruition without Dutch there," Andersen said. "It's not going to be what it's meant to be, that's for sure. " But in the weeks that followed, the rumors began to circulate. Darren Daulton confirmed it on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday.
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