Phillies history: Top five moments of Darren Daulton’s career
By John Town
No. 1: 1993 World Series
Daulton was etched into the memories of Phillies fans thanks to his role on the 1993 World Series team and how much of a part he played. During the regular season, he hit for a .257/.392/.482 line with 24 home runs and 105 RBI. He was selected for the All-Star Game again and finished sixth in MVP voting.
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In Game One, Daulton had a RBI single in the opening inning, but the Blue Jays went on to win that game. He was quiet in the next two games, but jumped back onto the scene in Game Four.
The fourth game of the series was one for the ages with the two sides battling back and forth the whole way. In the bottom of the fifth with the game tied, Daulton launched a two-run home run down the left field line that gave Philadelphia the lead. Later on, he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, making the game 13-9.
The Phillies had a 14-9 lead in Game Four and were poised to even the series, but the Blue Jays were able to mount a comeback and win the game. What happened in the rest of the series you already know and I don’t feel like talking about.
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Those were some of the top moments in Darren Daulton’s career. Share with us some of your favorite Daulton moments as we mourn the loss of the legendary backstop.