Former Florida Marlins utility player Darren Daulton passed away on Sunday at the age of 55. He had battled brain cancer for the past five years.
Daulton played almost his entire 14-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies and was part of the 1993 National League champions. They lost the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games.
He was traded by the Phillies to the Miami Marlins during the 1997 season. His veteran leadership was helpful as the franchise made the postseason for the first time as a wild card. They defeated the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series and the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series. The Marlins captured their first word championship as they defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games at the 1997 World Series.