On July 1 former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton had two tumors removed from his brain. On Wednesday Philadelphia radio station 97.5 FM The Fanatic released a statement saying that the player affectionately known as “Dutch” had brain cancer.
“[Daulton] has returned to his Clearwater, [Fla.]-area home to continue recuperating amongst his immediate family and friends,” the statement reads. “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.”
Dr. Kevin Judy, the neurosurgeon at Jefferson Hospital who performed Daulton’s surgery, termed it a success. Judy said after the surgery that Daulton, nicknamed “Dutch,” likely would need radiation treatment.
Daulton spent 17 seasons at the major league level retiring after winning a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997.