Phillies history: Top five moments of Darren Daulton’s career

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2 Jul 1997: Center Darren Daulton of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at the ball as catcher Tim Laker of the Baltimore Orioles watches during a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won the game 10-6.
2 Jul 1997: Center Darren Daulton of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at the ball as catcher Tim Laker of the Baltimore Orioles watches during a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won the game 10-6. /
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No. 2: 1997 World Series

As Daulton’s career wore down, his long career as a catcher was catching up to him as he suffered from several knee injuries, limiting the amount of games he played and forcing a position chance. In 1997, after spending half the year as Philadelphia’s left fielder, Daulton was traded to the then-Florida Marlins, where he served as the team’s first baseman.

Daulton hit decently during the regular season with the Marlins, but where he really shined was in the World Series. Playing all seven games, Daulton recorded seven hits, including two doubles and a home run along with two runs batted in. He walked three times and didn’t strike out at all in 22 plate appearances.

It took 14 years after his debut, but Daulton was finally able to capture that elusive World Series ring in Florida. It was the perfect way to cap off his career.

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