Darren Daulton was a three-time All-Star, matching Bob Boone for the most All-Star selections as a catcher. (Getty)
Over a 14-year Phillies career, Daulton was a .245/.357/.427 hitter with 137 homers, earning the Silver Slugger in 1992, when he hit .270/.385/.524 with 27 homers and a league-leading 109 RBIs. Statistically, it was the 18th-best season in Phillies history, according to the WAR (wins above replacement) stat, and combining all 14 of his seasons using the same measure, his career rates 26th among those who wore red pinstripes. His induction ceremony will happen before the Phillies’ Friday night game against the Mets on Aug. 6.
Beerleaguer: This is the Phillies first nod to Macho Row and Dutch was the Big Kahuna of that unforgettable team. Statistically, his credentials include a couple of great offensive seasons in the middle of his career, but not much by way of sustained excellence, a lot of that due to nine knee surgeries. The ballot also included Jack Baldschun, Gene Garber, Jim Konstanty, Ron Reed, Jimmy Wilson, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, Greg Gross, Von Hayes and Jim Fregosi. Entry into the wall isn’t super exclusive and shouldn’t be debated the same as the Hall of Fame. Boone, a seven-time Gold Glove winner, made the Wall in 2005 and is still the best catcher to wear a Phillies’ uniform, at least in an era that anyone can remember. Still, Dutch, as a catcher, anchored the five-hole for one of the best teams in club history and became one of the brightest lights during a very dark period in Phillies history.