Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher and
fan favorite Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an
aggressive and malignant form of brain tumors.
Daulton, 51, had a pair of brain tumors surgically removed last month.
Tony Perri, the president of the Darren Daulton Foundation, posted an update
on the foundation's web site on Wednesday.
"Darren has been diagnosed with a Glioblastoma ("GBM"), a form of brain
cancer. He has returned to his Clearwater area home to continue recuperating
amongst his immediate family and friends," the statement read.
"He will eventually begin treatments in Florida. Darren and his family wish to
thank everyone for their loving support throughout this difficult time. He is
deeply touched. In typical fashion, he again said, 'Right on; Fight on.'
Darren and his family request that everyone respect his privacy and that of
his family during this period of time."
Daulton began his major league career in 1983 and retired in 1997,
playing every season with the Phillies and splitting the last year with the
Florida Marlins. He was a career .245 hitter with 137 homers and 588 RBI.
His best season came in 1992, when he had career bests of 27 homers and 109
RBI. During the Phillies' 1993 NL championship season, Daulton had 24 homers
and 105 RBI.
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