Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher
Darren Daulton underwent surgery to remove a pair of tumors from his brain on
Monday, with doctors terming the seven-hour procedure a success.
The operation came less than a week after Daulton, who spent 14 seasons with
the Phillies from 1983-97 and was an integral member of the franchise's 1993
National League championship squad, had his condition publicly disclosed by
WPEN, an FM sports radio station in Philadelphia in which the popular 51-year-
old hosts a nightly baseball show.
"All of the tumors have been removed," said Dr. Kevin Judy, the section chief
of surgical neurology at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. I would expect
it's going to take him three to four weeks to get over the surgery."
Daulton issued a statement through WPEN on Saturday thanking fans for their
"I want to thank everyone for your uplifting support," he said. "Special
thanks to the Phillies and 97.5 the Fanatic. Right on fight on! Love ya,
A 25th-round draft choice of Philadelphia in 1980, Daulton compiled 134 home
runs and 567 RBI along with a .245 batting average over 1,109 career games
with the Phils and was named an NL All-Star three times. He also won a World
Series as a member of the Florida Marlins in 1997.
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